Jordan Peele’s recent film, Nope, did exceptionally well over the weekend. According to HotNewHipHop, the horror/sci-fi movie has higher rankings than Get Out and Us. Get Out earned $33 million. Us, on the other hand, received $70.3 million. Nope costs approximately $68 million to make. The movie seemed to over exceed its fees during its first few screenings. Nope came in strong at the box office with $44M.
Nope stars Get Out lead Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun. During an interview with Complex, Peele elaborated on Nope, its influence, and his other films’ impact on the media industry.
“I think people like to watch people watch my movies. So I think after they have seen it, you like to go and feel that feeling of the audience’s reactions again, and there are also layers baked into it, and people can feel that.”
Peele continues, “I think sometimes people like to watch the movie intently and really try to treasure hunt and figure everything out. Sometimes you don’t want to think too hard. You want to walk into a movie, you want to be taken care of, you want to be taken to a different place, you want to be put back in your car, and I think Nope can do either one of those for you.”
Given Jordan Peele’s themes of horror and mystery in every film he makes, are you excited to see what Nope has in store?