Jordan Peele’s third feature as director, Nope, grossed $6.4M last night from 3,250 theaters that began 4PM.
That pic is good start for a Peele movie, just 14% off from the $7.4M which his last horror pic, Us, made back in March 2019. That pic posted a $71.1M opening, the best start for an R-Rated original horror movie at the domestic box office.
Nope‘s previews are well ahead of Get Out‘s $1.8M, which was a movie that audiences discovered in its opening weekend and flocked to, sending its opening to $33.3M.
Us is Peele’s longest movie to date at 2 hours and 15 minutes. The movie’s critical scores on Rotten Tomatoes are so far the lower of his three films, but the numbers are pretty good at 81% next to Us‘ 93% Certified fresh and the Oscar-winning Get Out‘s at 98% certified fresh. The audience score on Rotten Tomatoes for Nope currently sits at 78% next to Us‘ 60% and Get Out’s 86%.
Nope is expected to make around $50M. It may come in less than that given the runtime here for a horror movie, and should the critical scores ease. The film was made for $68M in the Santa Clarity Valley before P&A.