You’ve probably seen a lot of buzz for the newest must-see flick, Get Out. Written and directed by Jordan Peele, critics and movie-goers are praising the film and dropping dough to see it in theaters.
It bolstered a 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating for quite awhile, although it has since dropped to 99%. I guess we can let that slide.
Well, there’s more big news to the breakout film: it’s making history. At least, its director is! With the film surpassing $100 million at the box office, Peele is officially the first black writer/director to achieve this monetary milestone with their film debut.
Plus with only a $4.5 million budget, this film has certainly seen a positive return-on-investment.
Additionally, The Wrap points out that horror movies typically earn most of their revenue opening weekend, and then see major drops in ticket sales. Not the case for Get Out. It’s longevity and continuing success weekend after weekend is a triumph for the genre, and for films in general.
Jordan Peele is having an exciting and successful year. A breakout film and a child on the way. He and his wife Chelsea Peretti are expecting their first baby together.