Jordan Peele's Nope Is No.1 At The Us Box Office
The Get Out director's latest film had a respectable opening across US cinemas.
Writer and director Jordan Peele's latest film, Nope, earned $44 million at the US box office over the weekend, setting a new record for a completely original film opening since Once Upon a Time In Hollywood's $41 million gross in 2019.
The figure did fall short of Peele's previous film, Us, which earned $71.1 million in its April 2019 debut weekend, Nope's performance is still impressive. While Peele's name is seen as a draw with movie audiences, Nope's R-rating, lack of major stars, and a slightly cooler reception than Peele's previous movies did present some significant barriers to its weekend debut.
The rest of the weekend saw Universal Pictures dominate the box office, as Minions: Rise of Gru, The Black Phone, and Jurassic World Dominion all stayed in the top 10 according to Box Office Mojo's charts.
Nope is projected to earn around $108 million in the US and has not yet opened in international markets. The film could have longer legs as an R-rated feature--even if it is predicted to make less than Peele's Us--with its main competition being Brad Pitt's Bullet Train when it arrives on August 5.
US box office results July 22-24
- Nope -- $44 million
- Thor: Love and Thunder -- $22.1 million
- Minions: Rise of Gru -- $17.7 million
- Where the Crawdads sing -- $10.3 million
- Top Gun: Maverick -- $10 million
- Elvis -- $6.2 million
- Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank -- $3.8 million
- The Black Phone -- $3.4 million
- Jurassic World Dominion -- $2.9 million
- Mrs. Harris goes to Paris -- $1.3 million
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