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It was a great weekend for Jordan Peele, who got to watch his debut directing feature film open with in a strong first place.
Peele ventured out into feature film writing with last year's Keanu, but took his first turn behind the camera with his unusual and inventive horror flick Get Out. Not only is it sitting at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, it drew out the audiences to the tune of $30 million.
Like most horror movies Get Out came in on a shoe string budget, meaning it's already a huge financial success against its $4.5 million production cost. With financial and critical wins under its belt, all that's left is to see how well it's remember when awards time rolls around in ten months.
There were two other new movies in wide release, but neither conjured enough interest to break into the top ten. Obscure animated feature Rock Dog only drew in $3 million for an eleventh place start, and action flick Collide opened at number thirteen with just $1.5 million.
For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below:
|1.||Get Out *||$30,524,435||Total: $30,524,435||
|2.||The LEGO Batman Movie||$19,000,000||Total: $133,006,578||
|3.||John Wick: Chapter Two||$9,000,000||Total: $74,412,700||
|4.||The Great Wall||$8,700,000||Total: $34,424,800||
|5.||Fifty Shades Darker||$7,700,400||Total: $103,635,615||
|6.||Fist Fight||$6,380,000||Total: $23,254,827||
|7.||Hidden Figures||$5,875,000||Total: $152,815,804||
|8.||La La Land||$4,600,000||Total: $140,860,065||