Get Out has officially beaten a 20- year record held by The Blair Witch Project as the highest-grossing debut for original screenplay.
The film was written and directed by Jordan Peele. Peele is the first black American writer-director to earn over $100 million on a debut film. “Get Out” sold over more than $30 million in ticket sells in its first few days in theaters. Get Out was expected to only make $24 million in its opening weekend, which the film surpassed both first and second weekends.
With only a $4.6 million budget to make the R-rated horror film it was a box office hit for Universal and Blumhouse. Get Out stands third behind “The Exorcist”(232 million) and “Hannibal”($165 million) as one of the biggest grossing R-rated filmed and is expected to surpass Hannibal.
Congratulations to Jordan Peele!
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