Get Out's Jordan Peele Makes History As First Black Writer And Director With A $100 Million Debut

The satirical horror has received rave reviews

Get Out's Jordan Peele has made history as the first black director and writer to make $100 million from his debut film.

The satirical horror about contemporary America has survived going up against blockbusters Logan and Kong: Skull Island in the third week of its release, but only dropped by 25% from the previous weekend to hold an estimated $21 million, according to The Wrap,

This brings the movie's domestic cumulative audience to around $111 million. Peele - who also produced the film - made it on a budget of $4 million, and has also set a new record for Blumhouse Productions. Get Out only took 16 days for its unique consumers to succeed the nine-digit mark, as opposed to the studios other horror hit M. Night Shyamalan's Split, which took 19 days to score $110 million.

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The film has received critical acclaim both here and in the US, and its thought-provoking, racially-charged plot has also been a big talking point, along with Peele's casting of British actor Daniel Kaluuya.

The cast also includes Girls star Allison Williams, Catherine Keener and Atlanta's Lakeith Stanfield.

Get Out is released across cinemas in the UK from 17 March.