Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Expected To Make $68 Million Opening Weekend

Did you go see Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ yet?

Go check it this weekend if you can cause come Monday it’s sure to be the film everyone’s talking about.

via Complex:

According to Deadline, the horror movie is projected to rake in close to $68 million by the time the weekend numbers are counted. This shatters the predictions that Us will generate between $38 million to $50 million after the movie grossed more than $27 million on Friday alone. Us will easily eclipse Peele’s directorial debut Get Out, which opened to $33 million before going on a $176 million theatrical run.

Us has been highly anticipated from the jump because it comes from the director of Get Out. The second effort’s hype was undoubtedly propelled by its star studded cast, which includes Lupita Nyong’o and Black Panther’s Winston Duke.

Us is also set to rake in more money overseas with 48 openings in international markets, including France, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

Spike Lee and Jordan Peele Talk ‘BlacKkKlansman’ And The Power Of Film

The two film giants sat down to discuss their Academy Award nominated film, BlacKkKlansman, the power of film, and it’s ability to push past entertainment, reach the people and effect change.

“This is the type of film that can change how people think. This movie is so relevant with where we’re at in this country. We need more movies like this,” says Jordan Peele on BlacKkKlasman and how the power of cinema can push past entertainment.

BlaKkKlansman, directed by Lee and produced by Peele, is the incredible true story of an American hero, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) who was the first black detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department, he set out on a dangerous mission to infiltrate and expose the extremist hate group the, Ku Klux Klan with the help of his colleague Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver).  In 1978, Stallworth infiltrated the hate group going undercover, and becoming a member. No, this isn’t a Dave Chappelle skit this really happened.

Spike Lee is finally having his Oscar Moment, BlacKkKlansman, received 6 Academy Award Nominations. Lee’s debut film, She’s Gotta Have It was released in 1986. 

After more than 30 years, we’re raising our fist to say Power to Spike Lee who’s always brought Power to the People.

Via B.Scott