UNITED STATES: Jordan Peele’s newly released film, Nope, debuted with a strong start in its opening weekend. The thriller film brought in $44 million in its first week of release.
Nope is made on a budget of $68 million, which is more than Jordan Peele’s last released feature. The $4.5 million budgeted Get Out (2017), Peele’s directorial debut, brought in about $255 million at the box office globally. Us (2019), the director’s second film, had a $20 million budget yet grossed the same revenue as its predecessor.
Nope landed at the top spot with an opening of $44 million
The latest sci-fi horror from Jordan Peele debuted at $44 million, while Get Out and Us debuted at $33 million and $71 million, respectively. Compared to Get Out and Us, Nope’s box office performance is quite modest given the film’s budget, although it got off to a solid start.
With a $255 million global haul, Get Out became the box office behemoth. Us also generated a revenue of $255 million, similar to Peele’s debut film. Both films were critical and commercial successes, serving as back-to-back box office blockbuster hits.
Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out, emerged as the modern horror film that bagged the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Released in 2019, Us also provided a scary theme of doppelgangers murdering their original counterparts.
Nope received positive reviews from critics, earning 82 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes and gaining a 70 per cent audience rating. On Rotten Tomatoes, Get Out scored the highest rating of 98 per cent out of all Jordan Peele films, while Us received a rating of 93 per cent.
Jordan Peele added his directorial vision and penned the story for Nope. The sci-fi horror film is distributed under the banner of Universal Pictures and stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Barbie Ferreira, Keith David, Brandon Perea, and Michael Wincott. The film debuted on July 22, 2022, in the US and is set to be released for its global theatrical debut on August 19, 2022.
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