Jordan Peele’s follow-up to Get Out is certainly not disappointing. Viewers are walking away pleased with the film, but also, a little confused.
It’s probably what Peele was going for too. Many are going back to watch it two or three times just so they can understand what happened. We won’t spoil it for you here, but let’s just say it’s a head-scratcher in a good way.
Social media is, of course, reacting to what they saw. Most walked away intrigued.
I watched the movie us and I still don’t feel like I watched it— Ryan Garcia (@KingRyanG) March 23, 2019
#usmovie is prolly all over reddit with breakdowns Easter eggs and theories ...and if u think I’m gonna sit in the crib on a Friday night and read about a movie I just watched then your a psychic and should play the lotto.— Wale (@Wale) March 23, 2019
I just saw @UsMovie and it makes me want to get off social media and write and dive into my own imagination. It makes me want to trust my dreams and creative. @JordanPeele has raised the bar for filmmaking, in me at least! @Lupita_Nyongo - I mean what a— Tchaiko Omawale (@tchaiko) March 23, 2019
I saw Us and can confidently say that my current favorite film genre is @JordanPeele movies.— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) March 22, 2019
Just got done seeing #UsMovie and I can’t believe that Lupita invented acting— Mac (@MorgANNcall) March 23, 2019
Financially, the film is doing numbers at the box office. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the horror flick is expected to rake in $64 million in its opening weekend at the U.S. box office.
On Thursday night alone Us earned $7.4 million and is forecasted to take in about $27 million in Friday sales. It’s also projected to take the top spot over from Captain Marvel.
In a historical perspective, Us is likely to be the third-best opening weekend R-rated horror film ever. It holds the top spot at $123.4 million while last year’s Halloween scored a second place raking at $76.2 million.
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