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Kong Reigns at Box Office; Get Out Continues to Roll

Kong: Skull Island was crowned box office champ this weekend with an estimated $61 million dollars over the March 10th-12th frame.

The total is a strong one for March, and would have been higher if not for the strong competition from last week’s winner Logan (which is currently over $152 million dollars after two weeks of release) and the critically acclaimed Get Out.   Logan made $37,850,00 in second place and Get Out came in third with a total of $21,072,600 in its third week of release.  Get Out also added 205 screens this weekend, quite a feat when you consider how many new releases are scheduled for March this year (and the success of the film probably accounts for the Belko Experiment’s recent screen count drop a week away from its debut to only 1,200 screens.)  At this rate, Get Out is almost certain to unseat Split as the number one horror hit of the year so far, with a current gross of $111 million and counting. read more

Jordan Peele’s Get Out Continues to Impress at the Box Office

Although Logan easily beat out all competition at the box office with a $85 million dollar debut due to stellar reviews and Hugh Jackman’s farewell performance as everyone’s favorite Canadian mutant, Get Out continued to rack up impressive box office numbers in second place.

Get Out made $28 million at the box office this weekend, bringing the film’s total to a robust $78 million dollars.  Aside from its profitable debut last weekend ($33 million), the film also performed very well over the week, taking in an average of $4 million from Monday to Thursday. read more

Get Out Dominates Oscar Weekend Box Office With First Place Finish

Get Out, the directorial debut by Jordan Peele, crushed the competition at the box office over the Oscar weekend, bringing in an estimated $30.9 million dollars.

For a film that started with a bit of skepticism from fans due to the director’s background in comedy, Get Out succeded on every level this weekend. Not only did it debut at number one, the film currently holds a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes with 134 positive reviews.  It also earned a A- Cinemascore from viewers of the film, which, accordind to deadline, is almost unheard of for a horror film, as horror films, “Typically (these movies) are lucky to earn a B or B+, and that’s considered awesome, but Get Out is in rare air alongside The Conjuring 1 and 2 which both received A- grades.” read more

Jordan Peele’s Successful Horror Debut: Get Out Movie Review

Fans are often skeptical when their favorite artist attempts to experiment in a new genre.  Jordan Peele has always been known for comedy, specifically Comedy Central’s Key and Peele sketch comedy show.  The success of Key and Peele is primarily attributed to a brand of comedy that skewers social and cultural conventions (like all great sketch comedy does) and is willing to “cross the line” to make a joke and, more importantly, when it comes to satire, make a point. Although Peele’s directorial debut happens to come from the world of horror and not comedy, Get Out is an impressive and successful first film from the director, that is able to scare audiences while also delivering bitting social commentary about the perception of race in America. read more

Jordan Peele Plans to Direct More Horror Films About “Social Demons”

Although Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out will not be released until this Friday (February 24th, 2017), he is already planning on directing three more horror films.

Peele recently spoke to Business Insider and told them that he has, “…four other social thrillers that I want to unveil in the next decade. The best and scariest monsters in the world are human beings and what we are capable of especially when we get together. I’ve been working on these premises about these different social demons, these innately human monsters that are woven into the fabric of how we think and how we interact, and each one of my movies is going to be about a different one of these social demons.” read more

A Cure for Wellness Turns Out to be Box Office Poison

As predicted at the start of the over-stuffed winter horror film season, there were bound to be some box office casualties and if you are Twentieth Century Fox, you probably wish you sought a second opinion before green-lighting this one.

Out of the numerous horror films released this season, A Cure for Wellness is undoubtably the biggest disappointment, earning an estimated $4.2 million dollars in receipts at the film’s opening weekend box office.  Every other major horror release this year (Split, Underworld: Blood Wars, Resident Evil: the Final Chapter, Rings, and the Bye Bye Man) have earned more during their opening box office frames, even films with worse reviews and worse word-of-mouth. read more

Jordan Peele’s Horror Film, GET OUT Gets Release Date and Trailer

A trailer has been released for Universal’s new horror film, Get Out. The film, which is written and directed by Key & Peele’s Jordan Peele, is set to be released in theaters on February 24th.

The trailer shows us Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose (Allison Williams) who are a young couple in love that have reached the meet-the-parents part of dating. Chris is a bit apprehensive about going because Rose has not told her parents that he is an African-American.

Social aspects seemed to be explored in the film as Rose hits a deer on the way to her parents and the officer asks Chris for his license. That seems to ratchet up the tension and set the tone for what comes next. read more