Us has been widely successful even before it hit theaters, with Peele snagging a second, and very rare, 100 percent rating with the film on Rotten Tomatoes.
Then after nearly breaking a box office record on opening night, Jordan Peele’s Us is continuing to horrifying fans and solidify its ranks among some of the greatest horror films of our time. As its opening weekend came to a close, the horror film broke the record for biggest opening weekend for an original horror film.
Peele‘s latest debuted to an estimated $70.3 million in ticket sales across 3,741 U.S. and Canada theaters last weekend.
That pushes Us to the title of biggest opening weekend for an original horror film, and third-biggest horror opening of all time right behind 2017’s It ($123.4 million) and 2018’s Halloween sequel ($76.2 million).
And that’s not all. Us also becomes the biggest debut for an R-rated original title ahead of 2012’s Ted ($54.4 million). It’s also the second-biggest debut of 2019, right behind Captain Marvel.
Because of this success, it’s no surprise that SNL wanted to make a spoof of the film. The skit centers around a woman who is trying to report credit card theft to Discover, and ends up speaking to her own shadow. It’s pretty hilarious and definitely mimics one of the big scenes in the film amazingly. You can watch it for yourself below.
Us stars Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther), Duke (Black Panther), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, The Handmaid’s Tale) and Tim Heidecker (Ant-Man And The Wasp). The film later announced additional cast members. Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Madison Curry, Cali and Noelle Sheldon and Duke Nicholson are also in the cast.
It was recently revealed that the Sheldon twins had a major part in Friends long before Us hit theaters. The twins shared the role of playing Ross and Rachel’s daughter, and fans freaked out when they realized it.
You can check out the trailer for Us below.
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