Sunday, February 26, 2017

Get Out has $30 million opening weekend

By George L. Cook III HorrorNotes.Com

Wow it's been quite a year for Blumhouse productions. First M. Night Shyamalan's Split grosses over $130 million, and now they find success with Jordan Peele's directorial debut, Get Out.

The excellent movie which deals with subtle racism but does so within parameters of the horror genre grossed $30.5 million on a $4.5 million dollar budget in it's opening weekend. The horror flick beat out Lego batman for first place. To put that into perspective Split had a $40 million opening on a 9.5 million budget while Don't Breathe had a $26 million opening on a 9.9 million budget.

Get Out also had a very diverse audience with 39% of the audience being African American and 36% of the audience being white.

The movie benefited from great review including 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes which is very rare for a horror movie.

If the movie follows the pattern of both Split's $130 million and Don't Breathe's $89 million look for it to gross about $90 million.