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Jordan Peele during an appearance on NBC's 'Late Night with Seth Meyers.'

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On Thursday night, hands across America weren’t in some random desert — they were in a movie theater to watch Us.

Jordan Peele’s follow-up to Oscar winner Get Out, which he described as being a “horror movie without any caveats,” is off to a record-breaking start at the box office. Us made $7.4 million last night, which not only outgrossed genre contemporaries like A Quiet Place ($4.3 million) and The Nun ($5.4 million), but it’s also the “biggest Thursday preview gross for an R-rated movie that isn’t a sequel or isn’t based on anything,” according to Forbes. (It’s fourth overall for an R-rated film, following Paranormal Activity 3Halloween, and It.)

Jordan Peele’s Us delivered an absolutely massive $7.4 million from Thursday night previews, which began last night in 3,510 theaters at 7 p.m. The performance is more than four times as large as the $1.8 million in previews Get Outbrought in two years ago and is just behind the $7.7 million in previews Halloween brought in last October before going on to open with over $76 million. It’s still too early to say if that kind of performance is in sight, but to say Us is likely to top $60 million seems almost a foregone conclusion. (Via)

 

READ MORE: Uproxx.com

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