‘Us’ Finishes Second at Weekend Box Office; Crosses $125 Million Mark

Even though those red-suited doppelgangers couldn’t catch Tim Burton’s Dumbo (which finished in first place with $45 million), Jordan Peele’s Us continued to bring in movie goers in its second frame with an estimated return of $33 million.

Peele’s mind-bender (whose domestic total currently stands at close to $128 million) declined an expected 52% the box office, better than most horror films in their second weekend of release.  Us didn’t come close to Get Out’s unprecedented 15% decline in 2017, but it of course made much more in its opening weekend than Peele’s first horror film ($71 millon vs. $33 million).  Us also cost much more than Get Out,  with Us costing $20 million and Get Out coming in at a meager $4.5 million dollar budget, so that may be the final factor in the race to the top.

Us can certainly catch up to Get Out’s $175 domestic total, but it will be interesting to see how Us performs over the next few weeks with a plethora of horror and action competition in the form of next week’s Pet Sematary and Shazam and the Hellboy reboot on April 12.

Watch for HNN’s Official Spring Movie Preview this week so you can set your movie calendars for the most pleasant horror season of the year.

 

 

Nick Banks
Nick Banks
Nick joined the website in 2015. His lifelong love of comics and horror began with Universal Monsters and the Incredible Hulk. He has fond memories of going to Waldbaum’s supermarket with his mother and being rewarded with a 3-pack of sealed comics. It’s been all downhill from there… Since those early days, his life has been immersed in four color action and scares on the silver screen.

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