Jordan Peele’s Us toppled Marvel Studios Captain Marvel to win the weekend Box Office.
The film pulled off a stunning debut, generating $70 million from 3,741 North American locations. That haul is enough to land it the second-best opening weekend of the year behind Disney’s “Captain Marvel” ($153 million). The psychological thriller about a family confronted by a band of doppelgangers nearly doubled projections, which estimated a three-day total in the $38 million to $45 million range.
Us has also surpassed A Quiet Place for the largest weekend debut. While “Us” catered to moviegoers looking for a good fright, “Captain Marvel” was doing some terrifying business of its own during the superhero blockbuster’s third weekend of release. The female-fronted tentpole added another $35 million, taking its domestic tally past $320 million. Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers remains a force at the box office, crossing $900 million in ticket sales globally. As of Sunday, it is now the 10th-biggest superhero movie of all time.
Jordan Peele is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood.