Jordan Peele took it to Twitter last night to reveal that his horror movie, “Get Out,” has grossed over $210 million at the box office.

With strong play in China, France, the United States, Canada, and other markets this weekend, the movie has earned more than $200 million. According to the filmmaker, “Get Out” will make even more this weekend as it is set to release in Thailand, India, England, and other parts of the world. Peele, who co-wrote and directed the movie, initially pitched the idea to QC Entertainment CEO Sean McKittrick. Mr. Sean loved the story and gave Peele the green signal and he began production.

‘Get Out’ – the Hollywood blockbuster

“Get Out” is one of the major hits of the year.

It features Daniel Kaluuya, Lil Rel Howery, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, Stephen Root, and Caleb Landry Jones. The movie premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and theoretically released on February 24, 2017.

The story revolves around a black young man, Andre Hayworth, who comes across his childhood friend, Chris Washington, and his ex, Rose Armitage, after a long time. The three decide to spend the weekend at a distant farm house. Meanwhile, Rose comes to know that her mother has passed away. “Get Out” is the directorial debut of Peele, marking a genre shift for him. Previously, he was more into the development of comedy films, including “The Stepford Wives.”

Box office report

As of May 6, 2017, the movie has grossed more than $175 million in Canada and over $190 million in the United States.

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From the other territories, “Get Out” earned around $120 million, against a production budget of $42 million. In the last week of April, it was named as the top-earning movie by a black director, beating out F. Gary Gray’s 2015 hit film, “Straight Outta Compton,” which earned $161 million in the opening weekend. Also, “The Fate of the Furious” earned more than $173 million in the opening weekend.

So far, “Get Out” is the only highest-grossing movie based on an original story, beating the record of 1999 hit film, “The Blair Witch Project,” which grossed $140 million domestically. In Vancouver, “Get Out” was released in the last week of February 2017, alongside “Rock Dog” and “Collide.” It was expected to earn $30 million from 2,573 theaters in the opening weekend. The movie could gross only $1.6 million from Thursday night previews and over $9 million on the very first day.

Four weeks after its release, the movie crossed $200 million mark, making Jordan the first black director to develop a mega-budget film.