Thanks to You, 'Get Out' Just Made History

DANIEL KALUUYA as Chris Washington in Universal Picturesâ   â  Get Out,â   a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of â  The Visit,â   â  Insidiousâ   series and â  The Giftâ  ) and the mind of Jordan Peele.  When a young African-American man visits his white girlfriendâ  s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation. (Photo: Universal Pictures)

Thanks to You, 'Get Out' Just Made History

The film just had another "first."

Published March 14, 2017

Almost three weeks after its release, Get Out continues to be the movie of the moment that's on the tip of everyone's tongue. And thanks to you, this led the film to hit a major milestone for its director.

According to The Wrap, the horror-satire's director Jordan Peele made history over the weekend by becoming the first African-American writer-director to earn $100 million with his debut film.

Going up against major movie juggernauts like Logan and Kong: Skull Island in its third week of release, Get Out continued to push through, only experiencing a 25 percent decline in comparison to the weekend prior. This brings its current total domestic earnings to an estimated $111 million.

In addition to achieving this major honor with a $4-million-budget film, Peele also set a new studio record for Blumehouse with the film. The movie only needed 16 days for its domestic cumulative gross to hit the nine-digit mark.

Prior to Get Out snagging this title, Blumehouse's 2017 hit Split did so, reaching $100 million in 19 days.

Congratulaions to Jordan Peele and the entire cast on the film's massive success.

See how Get Out dominated the box office in the BET Breaks video above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Universal Pictures)


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