“Get Out” Becomes Highest-Grossing Film From Original Screenplay

Jordan Peele
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Jordan Peele’s horror film Get Out has reached yet another milestone.

The film has become the highest-grossing debut for a writer-director from an original screenplay, surpassing the previous record-holder, 1999’s The Blair Witch Project.

Get Out has earned more than $150 million at the domestic box office, beating out the Blair Witch’s $140 million record.

As for profit… it made a lot. Get Out was made on a budget of just $4.6 million.

As previously reported, Jordan Peele become the first African-American writer-director to earn $100-million on their debut film.

Next up for Peele may be a live-action version of the Japanese anime film, Akira. He’s reportedly in talks to direct.

Stay tuned…