It had already established an excellent status and it’s only the film’s first day.
Audience are obviously excited to see Jordan Peele’s film “Nope” as it is currently the biggest hit at the box office after earning over $44 million on its first day and already garnering noise on social media as well.
According to Variety, even while ticket sales came in slightly below projections of $50 million and were comparable to those of Peele’s previous two films, “Get Out” from 2017 and “Us” from 2019, it still indicates a good start for an original, R-rated horror film.
Both “Get Out” ($33 million) and “Us” ($71 million) had successful opening weeks. As for the costs, it was reported that “Nope” was far more expensive ($68 million) than “Get Out,” which had a $4.5 million budget, and “Us,” which had a $20 million budget.
“The opening isn’t as big as ‘Us,’ but it’s still extremely impressive,” Franchise Entertainment Research’s David A. Gross said in a statement acquired by the publication. “The weekend figure is far above average for the genre.”
In addition to earning the No. 1 spot at the box office, the movie has an 82 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and received a “B” rating from viewers, which is the same Cinema Score as “Us.”
With the addition of Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun, “Nope” brings Daniel Kaluuya and Peele together again after they last worked in his directorial debut film, “Get Out.”
It follows the lives of two siblings who live on a Californian gulch and search for video evidence of a UFO. For further information, you’ll need to watch the rest of the movie.
As we previously reported, the reason why Kaluuya wasn’t able to reprise his role in the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” a sequel to its 2018 film, is because of schedule conflicts he had with this movie.