Jordan Peele’s latest horror film Nope led all films this weekend at the box office, with a high-flying $44 million.
Nope didn’t top Us’ $71 million opening, but it did best Peele’s Get Out, which earned $33 million in its opening frame.
Critics gave Nope primarily positive reviews, accounting for an 83% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Viewer reactions have been more mixed with a 71% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes and a luke-warm B on CinemaScore, which matched Us’ CinemaScore, but was below Get Out’s A- grade.
Nope should have no trouble cracking the $100 million dollar benchmark during its domestic run, but it may have trouble reaching the monetary heights of Peele’s previous films.
Thor: Love and Thunder dropped into second place with an additional $22 million, brining the film’s domestic cume to over $276 million in the states (Wonder why more people aren’t seeing this film? Check out our recent podcast on why the Taika Waititi film isn’t being embraced by all of the Marvel faithful right here.)
Come back next week to see how Nope and Thor hold up against new competition from DC League of Super Pets and a few new entries at the box office.