'Get Out' Tops Weekend Box Office


LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Comedian and actor Jordan Peele can now add successful director to his resume as his debut film "Get Out" took the top spot in the domestic weekend box office.

The racially-charged horror film stars Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams as a mixed-race couple, grappling with increasingly horrific family drama and seemed to thrive on its critical reception and strong word of mouth. The film scored $30 million on its debut weekend, impressive results considering it's budget was $4.5 million.

"The Lego Batman Movie" clung on to the #2 spot, chalking up another $19m for Warner Bros., though it appears to be on track to under-perform the first Lego movie, which ended its theatrical run at $469 million.

The violent revenge fantasy thriller John Wick: Chapter Two came in at third place, earning $9 million for the weekend domestically.

Internationally, Sony's horror sequel "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" proved to be a major hit, debuting in China for $97 over the weekend.

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, February 26, are below.

Get Out – Universal – $30.5M
Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $19.0M
John Wick: Chapter Two – Lionsgate – $9.0M
Great Wall, The – Universal – $8.7M
Fifty Shades Darker – Universal – $7.7M
Fist Fight – Warner Bros. – $6.4M
Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $5.9M
La La Land – Lionsgate – $4.6M
Split – Universal – $4.1M
Lion – The Weinstein Company – $3.8M
Rock Dog – Lionsgate – $3.7M
Dog's Purpose, A – Universal – $3.6M

he top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, February 26, are below.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – Sony – $97.0M
Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $31.9M
Get Out – Universal – $30.5M
Fifty Shades Darker – Universal – $27.5M
Great Wall, The – Universal – $23.3M
John Wick: Chapter Two – Lionsgate – $22.1M
Split – Universal – $21.4M
La La Land – Lionsgate – $19.0M
Assassin's Creed – Multiple – $17.3M
Sing – Universal – $13.0M
Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $11.6M
Lion – Multiple – $10.6M