$70M 'Us' Opening Breaks Multiple Records — Including Best Weekend For Original R-Rated Film, Horror Movie

March 24 2019
In case you didn't believe it before, it's official now — Us is a smash hit, and it's only the film's opening weekend! The Universal film, which was first predicted to earn $35-40 million in its opening weekend, opened with twice that —  a staggering $70 million against its $20 million budget. It is the second-biggest opening of the year behind Captain Marvel, which opened with $153 million. Other records broken by Jordan Peele's second feature include the best weekend for an original horror movie, the best weekend for an original R-rated film and the third-biggest horror film opening ever. Peele's first film, Get Out, opened with $33 million. Us stars Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Anna Diop and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. If you watched the film and want to get a full breakdown of everything that took place, check out our comprehensive analysis here.