Congratulations Lupita Nyong'o Winston Duke Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex … ya played yourselves. And it actually turned out pretty okay: Jordan Peele 's doppelgänger horror flick Us carved up $ 29 million on Friday night, coming in above expectations and headed toward an impressive $ 67 million + debut weekend. A bit of perspective on that number ̵
The film, Peele's follow-up to the Oscar -winning Get Out follows the Wilson family — Gabe (Duke), Adelaide (Nyong'o), Zora (Wright Joseph), and Jason (Alex) —attempting a summer lakehouse getaway when four home invaders shatter their peace. A terrifying situation turns macabre when the Wilsons realize their affiliates are four twisted copies of themselves, doppelgängers come from underground armed with scissors. In Collider's review, Eric Vespe called the movie and "excellent horror movie" that "avoids the sophomore chance."
Us easily knocked Captain Marvel off its first-place perch, But the latest entry in the MCU is flying right along with another $ 9 million, en route to a predicted $ 32 million third weekend. The movie — starring Brie Larson as the super-charged title character — is pretty much guaranteed to match the $ 300 million mark domestically this weekend and is headed right for $ 900 million worldwide.
Rounding out Friday night's top 3 is CBS film's romantic drama Five Feet Apart starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson as cystic fibrosis patients who fall in love. The movie notched another $ 2.7 million on its second Friday night.
Take a look at Friday's numbers below and check back tomorrow for full weekend estimates. (Numbers via Box Office Mojo)
|1.||Us||$ 29,060,000||$ 29,060,000|
|2.||Captain Marvel .||How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World||$ 1,670,000||$ 140,889,630|