According to Box Office Mojo, “Nope” opened in theaters with a $44 million opening, easily taking the top spot. While slightly below expectations, it’s still better than “Get Out” ($33.3 million), though not as good as “Us” ($71.1 million). Even so, it still ranks as the biggest debut for an original film since “Us,” which is astounding enough. That’s right, even taking up most of 2019 before the pandemic hit, no other original film had a better opening weekend at the box office than Peele’s previous film, and he’s once again at the box office. here to save today.
The only thing right for “Nope,” starring Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya, and Steven Yeun, is that it had a $68 million budget. In contrast, “Get Out” was only made for $4.5 million, while “Us” cost about $20 million. For Universal Pictures, however, if the film can hold its own in the coming weeks and find audiences overseas, it’s a win for original cinema. Furthermore, it cemented Peele as a filmmaker that audiences tacitly trust, a rarity these days.
“Get Out” earned such goodwill with audiences that the name Peele alone attached to a compelling premise was enough to guarantee a certain degree of success. Unless Peele delivers some real stinky food in a row, he’s basically become a franchisee himself. Jordan Peele is a name that puts meat in a chair. Stage = Stage. That’s good for cinema.
https://www.slashfilm.com/939738/nopes-box-office-victory-cements-jordan-peele-as-a-franchise-unto-himself/ Nope’s Box Office Victory Cements Jordan Peele as a franchisee for himself