Us has the largest weekend for an original horror movie

The film generated $70 million in its opening weekend

March 24, 2019
<i>Us</i> has the largest weekend for an original horror movie Jordan Peele, Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke attend the 'US' premiere at Museum of Modern Art on March 19, 2019 in New York City.   Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Jordan Peele's Us now holds the record for the largest weekend for an original horror movie, garnering $70 million during its opening weekend and surpassing 2018's A Quiet Place. According to Variety, Us falls behind Disney’s Captain Marvel for the second-best opening weekend so far this year.

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The thriller stars Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke, both of whom appear in two roles throughout the film.

For comparison, Jordan Peele's Oscar-winning directorial debut Get Out opened with $33 million in 2017.

Us has the largest weekend for an original horror movie