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Jordan Peele Makes History with "Get Out"

Tuesday, March 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
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From The Wrap:

...Over the weekend, “Get Out” director Jordan Peele quietly made history when he became the first African-American writer-director to earn $100 million with his debut movie.

 

In its third weekend of release, the horror-satire continued to show long legs despite strong competition from two big blockbusters, “Logan” and “Kong: Skull Island.” The film only saw a 25 percent drop off from the previous weekend to hold to an estimated $21 million, bringing its domestic cume to an estimated $111 million....

Not only did Peele, who produced as well as wrote and directed “Get Out,” achieve the milestone with a $4 million budget and a largely unknown cast, he set a new studio record for Blumhouse in the process. “Get Out” only needed 16 days for its domestic cume to pass the nine-digit mark.

That breaks the record set by Blumhouse’s other 2017 hit, “Split,” which reached $100 million in 19 days....

- Read the full article at TheWrap.com


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