One of the most anticipated thrillers of recent times opened this weekend, and audiences were ready and waiting for it. Here’s what went down:
Get Out, the psychological thriller from Jordan Peele, debut in the top spot this weekend with an estimated $30.5 million, definitely on the high side of estimates. I had a chance to see Get Out on Friday night and it was outstanding. The performances from all the lead actors were excellent, it dealt with the subject matter of race relations in a unique method and was genuinely tense throughout its entire running time. My one let down was I was hoping the film would be significantly scarier that it actually was. Regardless, Get Out is a thriller that delivered and then some.
As for the rest of the top five, The LEGO Batman Movie dropped to second place with $19 million. John Wick: Chapter Two was in third place with $9 million. The Great Wall landed in fourth this week with $8.7 million, while Fifty Shades Darker closed things out in fifth with $7.7 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Get Out – $29 million
2) The LEGO Batman Movie – $20 million
3) Fifty Shades Darker – $10 million
4) The Great Wall – $9 million
5) John Wick: Chapter Two – $8.5 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) Get Out – $30.5 million
2) The LEGO Batman Movie – $19 million
3) John Wick: Chapter Two – $9 million
4) The Great Wall – $8.7 million
5) Fifty Shades Darker – $7.7 million
Next weekend sees the release of Hugh Jackman’s final performance as Wolverine, Logan. Be sure to check back on Friday and see our predictions!