Jordan Peele's UFO Thriller Nope Rakes In $44 Million At Domestic Box Office In Its Opening Weekend

Jordan Peele's UFO Thriller Nope Rakes In $44 Million At Domestic Box Office In Its Opening Weekend

Updated on July 26, 2022 10:20 AM by Andrew Koschiev

Jordan Peele's latest UFO thriller 'Nope' landed at the top of the box office this weekend. Universal Pictures disclosed on Sunday that the film made $44 million during its opening weekend.

This is still a huge accomplishment, especially for original R-rated movies, but falls short of the $71 million Peele's last film 'Us' made in 2019.

Jordan Peele's big-budget film! "Nope," which hit on 3,785 theaters in Canada and the U.S. and is the most expensive film Peele has made to date with a reported budget of $68M, not accounting for marketing expenses.

'Us' cost around $20M to produce, while 'Get Out' was made for only $4.5M. Both movies ultimately made over $255 million worldwide.

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Universal's president of domestic distribution, Jim Orr, said, "It's a great number," adding, "It's amazing how broadly it's playing too." Orr said, "Jordan Peele crafted an incredible film. And it is something that should be seen on the big screen." Movie-goers decided to experience 'Nope' In IMAX:

Many movie-goers chose to experience 'Nope' in IMAX theatres, which accounted for about $5.2 million of its first weekend earnings. Rich Gelfond, CEO of IMAX, said, "It's incredibly gratifying to see a visionary like Jordan Peele, who represents a new generation of filmmakers, use our technology in pioneering ways and create an experience meant to be seen in IMAX."

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Paul Dergarabedian, Comscore's senior media analyst, said that the film's long-term playability would be necessary, as films like Nope don't have to have huge first weekend openings to be a big success.

Paul Dergarabedian said, "An opening weekend for a Jordan Peele film is not the right metric. We have to see where it is a month from now."

He added, "' Nope' could have solid, long-term playability as the word gets out. One need only look at 'Elvis' to see that a film doesn't have to open huge to be a big success." 'Nope' knocked Thor: Love and Thunder down to the #2 spot, only adding $22.1 million, and Minions: The Rise of Gru down to the #3 spot, only grossing $17.7 million in its 4th week of release.

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