In the immortal words of Hollywood’s newly-crowned Thickest Dad Winston Duke, “You wanna’ get crazy, we can get crazy.” Because crazy is exactly how to describe the opening of Us, which sheared $70 million in its first weekend. Jordan Peele‘s sophomore feature more than doubled the $33 million debut of Get Out, and now stands as the third highest horror opening ever behind Andy Muschietti‘s IT ($123 million) and David Gordon Green‘s Halloween ($76 million).
As far as films that aren’t adapted from existing IP or a sequel, Us officially has the second highest opening ever. The only film to beat it in that arena? James Cameron‘s Avatar, quite literally the highest-grossing film of all time.
It was a weekend of milestones, really. Captain Marvel, which came in second with a still-impressive $35 million, crossed the $900 million mark worldwide to become the tenth highest-earning comic book movie of all time. Domestically, the Brie Larson-fronted film now sits at $321 million, sliding above Iron Man‘s $318 million domestic gross.
The most surprising victory story of the weekend goes to Five Feet Apart, coming in fourth place—behind the apparently director-less Wonder Park—with $8.7 million. But the film, a romantic drama starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson, only dipped 33% from its opening weekend.
Rounding out the top 5 is the old mainstay How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World in its fifth weekend. The animated trilogy-capper chomped another $6.5 million, bringing its domestic total to $145 million on a $129 million budget.
Check out the weekend’s top 10 estimates below, and be back here next week to see if Tim Burton‘s Dumbo can fly at the box office.
|4.||Five Feet Apart||$8,750,000||$26,461,064|
|5.||How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World||$6,533,000||$145,752,630|
|6.||Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral||$4,500,000||$65,881,232|
|8.||No Manches Frida 2||$1,780,000||$6,626,279|
|9.||The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part||$1,125,000||$103,328,550|
|10.||Alita: Battle Angel||$1,015,000||$83,748,050|