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"'Get Out" Blows Away Expectations with $30.5M Opening Weekend

Get Out, which debuted as a secret screening at Sundance, has received stellar reviews (it has a rare 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes).

It marked comedian Peele's directorial debut and was made on a budget of just $4.5 million (£3.6 million), and now that investment by producers at Blumhouse Productions and distributors at Universal Pictures has paid off.

Sticking with the horror genre at the box office, the fifth installment of the vampire vs. werewolf franchise, Underworld: Blood Wars debuted on January 6 at number 4 on the box office list with $13 million, but it stopped its box office run last weekend after banking almost $80 million worldwide. Animation's The LEGO Batman Movie dips to an estimated $19 million over its third week in theaters, bringing its North American total to a hair above the $133 million mark. Get Out took the win by more than $10 million. Hugh Jackman's last stand as Wolverine (I still don't buy it, I don't care how many times he says it) is getting incredible reviews and might be the superhero movie we've been waiting for.

It was a mixed bag for new movies at the box office this weekend. The movie was written and directed by Jordan Peele formerly of Comedy Central's Key & Peele. Get Out is set for a United Kingdom theatrical release on 17th March 2017.




Fifty Shades earned $18.7 million through the first three days of the week, helped a lot by an $11 million Valentine's Day.

Lego Batman isn't likely to catch up to The Lego Movie, the 2014 predecessor that it spins off from. Also opening in limited release is GKIDS' My Life As a Zucchini which earned $28,206 from two theaters for a $14,103 per-screen average and Roadside Attractions' Bitter Harvest, which earned $207,235 from 127 theaters for a $1,632 per-screen average.

Coming in at No. 3 was Keanu Reeves' actioner John Wick: Chapter Two with an additional $9 million in revenue in it's fourth week in release.

All current box office estimates are provided to Mashable by comScore and all historical data is sourced from BoxOfficeMojo.

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