Box Office Results: ‘Get Out’ scares up an $30M opening weekend
It was an easy win for "Get Out" this week
Jordan Peele’s feature-debut “Get Out” dominated the box-office this weekend, easily taking the top-spot for Universal Pictures. Moviegoers had the choice to see the action-thriller “Collide,” the animated-comedy “Rock Dog,” or the thriller “Get Out” this weekend. Despite the popularity of “Get Out,” don’t expect any of these new releases to remain at the top of the charts next week. Studios will release “Before I Fall,” “Logan,” and “The Shack” in theaters next weekend.
“Get Out” debuted at number-one with a $30M weekend, the film opened across 2,781 locations. “Get Out” was written and directed by Jordan Peele, the film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams and Bradley Whitford.
Warner Bros. Pictures “The LEGO Batman Movie” dropped to number-two on the domestic charts, but did make another $19M across 4,057 locations. To date, the animated-comedy has grossed over $133M domestically. “The LEGO Batman Movie” was directed by Chris McKay, the screenplay was written by Seth Grahame-Smith and Chris McKenna. The film features the voice talents of Will Arnett, Michael Cera and Rosario Dawson.
Action-thriller “John Wick: Chapter Two,” from Lionsgate, placed third-overall with a $9M weekend. The film stars Keanu Reeves and the thriller remained in 2,954 locations. The popular sequel has grossed over $74M domestically. “John Wick 2” was directed by Chad Stahelski, working off a screenplay written by Derek Kolstad. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane and Ruby Rose.
Universal’s “The Great Wall” dropped to fourth-place this weekend, only grossing $8.7M across 3,328 locations. The film, which has now been in theaters for two-weeks, has only grossed $34M since its debut. “The Great Wall” was directed by Yimou Zhang. The screenplay was written by Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro. The film stars Matt Damon, Tian Jing and Willem Dafoe.
In fifth-place was another Universal project, “Fifty Shades Darker,” which grossed $7.7M across 3,216 locations. The sequel’s running total has reached $103M in just three-weeks. “Fifty Shades Darker” was directed by James Foley, the screenplay was written by Niall Leonard. The film is based on the novel by E.L. James, and stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan.
The other new releases failed to reach the top-five entirely. The Lionsgate animated-comedy “Rock Dog” opened across 2,077 locations, but only grossed $3.7M over its debut weekend. The film opened in eleventh-place overall. “Rock Dog” was directed by Ash Brannon, the story was written by Brannon and Denise Bradley. The film features the voice-talents of Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard and J.K. Simmons.
Despite its popular cast, “Collide” opened to a dismal $1.5M across 2,045 locations. “Collide” was directed by Eran Creevy, who co-wrote the screenplay with F. Scott Frazier. The film stars Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones and Anthony Hopkins.
Wolverine fans are sure to flock to “Logan” next week, but fantasy-fans can hit the “The Shack” to see Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer’s latest project. The mystery-drama “Before I Fall,” starring Zoey Deutch, has a chance to topple the Wolverine, but we won’t know until next weekend.