Just days after its highly-anticipated release, Get Out has grossed more than $100 million dollars, making it the fastest project from Blumhouse Productions to reach the mark.
Jordan Peele’s horror satire, which budgeted an estimated $4.5 million, has accumulated about $111 million dollars domestically. Reports state that it has become the second non-franchise film to do so this year after Split.
The Los Angeles-based production company is also responsible for funding other horror series like Paranormal Activity and Insidious.
Get Out, which was released Feb. 24, tells the horrifying story of a Black man (played by Daniel Kaluuya), who takes a weekend getaway to meet white girlfriend’s parents (played by Allison Williams). As the weekend progresses, things take a drastic turn following a series of disturbing occurrences that leave him to believe that something isn’t right.
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On top of killing it in the box office, Peele’s debut film has earned a record perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes, favorable reviews and has even sparked the viral #GetOutChallenge online.
Peele’s socially cautious horror film is one that he says will be the first of many, as he plans to release a chain of thrillers. The 38-year-old actor, comedian, and film director was formerly known for hosting the show Key & Peele.
“This movie was meant to reveal that there’s the monster of racism lurking underneath these seemingly innocent conversations and situations,” Peele said.