The only major studio film opening this weekend, Jordan Peele’s “Us,” is currently on track for a $45-50 million opening at the box-office which means it will push “Captain Marvel” from its perch in that film’s third weekend.
The film’s story follows a family whose serene life turns to chaos after encountering their lethal doppelgangers. “Us” had its world premiere at SXSW on March 8th to rave reviews and currently the film sits at a 99% positive and an 8.08/10 average rating from 72 critical reviews on Rotten Tomatoes – giving it one of the year’s best review scores to date.
That box-office haul would be a big jump on the $33.3 million that Peele’s debut “Get Out” made on its opening weekend in 2017, though that film was more of a socially-aware thriller as opposed to “Us” which is a straight horror film. Both films are R-rated.
“Captain Marvel” is expected to garner a $40 million haul in its third weekend, a drop of just 40%. That film is now at $779 million worldwide and has surpassed the $773 million global total box-office of “Guardians of the Galaxy”.