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Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' scares up big $30.5 million debut

7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago Sunday, February 26 2017 Feb 26, 2017 February 26, 2017 1:04 PM February 26, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - Comedian Jordan Peele's directorial debut "Get Out" has made a splash atop the box office in its opening weekend.

Studio estimates Sunday show the thriller earned $30.5 million to take first place. The well-reviewed film only cost a reported $4.5 million to produce.

"Get Out" pushed "The Lego Batman Movie" into second place. The animated family picture added $19 million this weekend and is now up to $133 million after only three weeks in theaters.

"John Wick: Chapter Two" took third place with $9 million, while the Matt Damon-starrer "The Great Wall" took fourth with $8.7 million.

"Fifty Shades Darker" rounded out the top five with $7.7 million, pushing the erotic drama over the $100 million mark in its third weekend.

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