BlacKkKlansman is a hit.
With a $10.8 million opening weekend, it is Lee’s best opening for a film since Inside Man in 2006.
It’s also his first film to open in 500 screens since 2013’s Oldboy.
For the top spot this week, The Meg surprised and outpaced predictions to land at No. 1 with $44 million.
Directed by Spike Lee and produced by Jordan Peele, BlacKkKlansman is the provocative story based on Ron Stallworth’s real life as Colorado Springs’s first African-American police officer who went undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. Unbelievably, Detective Stallworth (John David Washington) and his partner Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) penetrate the KKK at its highest levels to thwart its attempt to take over the city. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award winning Get Out, Spike Lee uses his trademark take-no-prisoners style and humor to tell this story often missing from the history books. Laura Harrier, Topher Grace and Corey Hawkins also star.
BlacKkKlansman is produced by Sean McKittrick and Raymond Mansfield for QC Entertainment, Jason Blum for Blumhouse, Jordan Peele for Monkeypaw, Spike Lee and Shaun Redick. QC’s Edward H. Hamm Jr. serves as executive producer.
Here’s the full list of this weekend’s box office totals: