Industry experts predict the horror pic to hit $68.5m over three days which will also make Us the highest opening for an original R-rated opening ever and the second highest grossing opening of the year to date.
Could it also become the third best horror film opening of all time behind It and Halloween?
The Us opening represents several highs, even if it curls back to $60M, i.e. it’s the best opening ever for an original horror movie (besting A Quiet Place‘s $50.2M), highest opening for an original R-rated opening ever (beating Ted‘s $54.4M), the second-highest grossing opening of the year to date after Captain Marvel ($153.4M) and a record for an original live-action title opening in March.
Going further, Us is shaping up to be the third-best horror opening of all-time at the B.O. after It ($123.4M) and Halloween ($76.2M), and ahead of World War Z ($66.4M).
Massive congrats to all involved. Jordan Peele is simply awesome!