Jordan Peele Becomes First Black Writer-Director To Earn $100 Million Movie Debut

Over the weekend, “Get Out” director Jordan Peele quietly made history when he became the first African-American writer-director to earn $100 million with his debut movie, "Get Out", in just three weeks!

The racially-charged horror film, which has been receiving unanimous acclaim from critics and cinemagoers alike, has undoubtedly captured the zeitgeist seeing its modest budget of $4.5 million reach nine figures after just three weeks and with a largely unknown cast.

The film was only expected to make about $24 million it's opening weekend and then drop off after which, as most horror films usually do. Instead, "Get Out" went above and beyond that expectation bringing in $34 million it's opening weekend! Although it dropped down the following weekend, it still brought in a whopping $28 million in week two!

Not to mention he's also created a new viral trend, the #getoutchallenge..heard of it? From the movie. :)


Congrats to Jordan Peele for making history!

Lizette Love

Lizette Love

Originally from the West Coast -- I'm 28, Pisces, a mommy, latina. I LOVE Rihanna, Dr. Pepper & tacos. Probably the only person on earth with no tattoos and I carried hot sauce in my bag YEARS before Beyonce made it cool. #swag Read more


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