Jordan Peele Makes $100 Million History With “Get Out”
Jordan Peele has taken a step away from comedy to try his hand at writing and directing. His directorial debut, 2017’s R-rated smash hit horror mystery “Get Out” premiered on the 24th of February and has a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. The film stars the likes of Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, and Catherine Keener. At the time of writing, Get Out has an 8.3 out of 10 on IMDB based on the votes of nearly 20,000 members and it has a 99% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes with 181 reviews and just 1 rotten (but that one doesn’t count because Armond White is a tool).
The plot starts off simple with a young African-American man named Chris Washington being in an interracial relationship with a Caucasian woman named Rose Armitage. The couple go to visit the Armitage family estate where a sinister mystery begins to unravel. Just because you’re invited, doesn’t mean you’re welcome.
The film is an accomplishment, not because it’s actually good, but there are a few other reasons that Peele should be proud of it. From a low budget perspective, The film is nothing short of a success story. Get Out was produced on a budget of just $4,500,000. That’s still somewhat considered an independent production level price tag, albeit the marketing for it was substantially more. On it’s opening weekend, the film exploded, taking in just over 7x its budget by making $33,377,060.
Another reason Peele should be proud of his film, still related to profits but a little more profound is: Since its release, it’s gone on to make over $110,000,000 which makes Jordan Peele the first black writer/director to have their debut film make more than a $100M!