Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ crosses the $100 million mark

Peele produced the movie through his Monkeypaw Productions.

get-outThe Universal release, which cost only an estimated $4.5M before P&A, crosses the mark tonight, and by tomorrow will have accumulated $111M, according to Deadline.

“Get Out” tells the story of Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) an African American young man who goes to meet his white girlfriend’s (Allison Williams) family (Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener) for the first time. Peele initially moved forward with the movie when he pitched it to QC Entertainment’s Sean McKittrick. Edward H. Hamm is also a producer.

At the Sundance Film Festival where the film was the secret screening, Peele shared his inspirations for the film: “We had this black president and we’re living in this post-racial lie. This whole idea that we’ve passed it all. For me, and many black people out there, there’s racism. I experience it on an everyday basis. This movie was meant to reveal that there’s the monster of racism lurking underneath these seemingly innocent conversations and situations. It’s been fascinating watching the last few years develop, because now the movie is coming out in a very different America from where it began. I think it’s more important now, and far more interesting now. I respect Universal for having the f*cking balls leaning into this kind of sh*t.”

Peele produced the movie through his Monkeypaw Productions. The pic begins its overseas rollout on March 17. “Get Out” earned an A- CinemaScore –a very rare feat for a horror film– with critics embracing it with a 99% certified fresh Rotten Tomatoes score.

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