In a beautiful moment of critical and commercial synergy, comedian Jordan Peele’s directorial debut “Get Out” is not only scoring astonishing reviews but is looking to easily take the crown at the U.S. box-office this weekend.
Budgeted at just $4.5 million, the film earned $10.8 million on Friday and is headed toward a three-day opening of $28.5 million – easily topping the weekend. On top of that it marks the rare film that, with 132 reviews counted so far, has scored an astonishing 100% on Rotten Tomatoes – a feat only three other modern films have done (“Toy Story,” “Toy Story 2,” “The Terminator”).
With an RT average score of 8.3/10 and a Metacritic score of 83/100, the film is guaranteed to sit very high on year end lists. “Get Out” is also going far better than the other two newcomers – the Chinese-American film “Rock Dog” is headed for $3.5 million and the Nicolas Hoult getaway thriller “Collide” for just $1.5 million over the three days.
The rest of the Top 5 at the box-office looks to be “The Lego Batman Movie,” “John Wick: Chapter Two,” “The Great Wall” and “Fifty Shades Darker”.