Jordan Peele's directorial debut beats Lego Batman at the box office

2017-02-28 11:47

Los Angeles— Comedian Jordan Peele's directorial debut, Get Out,did even better in its first weekend in theaters than initially projected.

The micro budget thriller pulled in $33.4m — about $3m higher than what was estimated on Sunday by the studios.

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It easily topped the box office and unseated The Lego Batman Movie from first place. The Lego Movie spinoff earned $19.2m in its third week in theaters.

Lionsgate's John Wick: Chapter Two took the third-place spot with $9.4m, bringing its total to $74.8m after three weeks, while The Great Wall added $9.1m in week two. 

In fifth place, Fifty Shades Darker grossed $7.8m, bumping the picture past the $100 million mark domestically.

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