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In just three days, Jordan Peele‘s Us has smashed North American box office records, taking $70.3 million at US theaters in its opening weekend alone. That’s the biggest opening ever for an original horror film. The much-anticipated new film surpassed previous record holder, 2018’s A Quiet Place. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch the trailer below.

The impressive opening weekend is second this year to Disney’s Captain Marvelwhich brought in $153 million. It also comes just behind 2012’s Ted as the biggest opening for an original R-rated film.

Unsurprisingly, Peele’s second directorial effort shattered the $33 million benchmark he set with Get Out in 2017.

Around the world, the horror flick is enjoying massive debut weekend success. According to Variety, “Overseas, Us launched with $16.7 million from 47 international territories for a global start of $86.95 million.”

The opening weekend is even more impressive when you consider Us was made for a budget of $20 million.

Weekend Staff Writer

Isabelle is an Australian writer based in Berlin.

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