‘Get Out’ Beats ‘Lego Batman’ For Weekend Box Office Win

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By Michael Lewittes

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Get Out Box Office

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Get Out, a horror film from Jordan Peele, beat Lego Batman for this weekend’s top spot at the box office. Peele, who’s a comedian and best known for his Comedy Central show “Key & Peele,” shocked many with his genre-crossing big-screen directorial debut. He also wrote the movie. Additionally, Get Out marks “Girls” star Allison Williams’s first major film as the lead. Get the details, and check out the weekend’s full Top 10 below!

Despite some of the signs against it, Get Out scared its way to number one, with ticket sales of $30.5 million. In the process, it pushed Lego Batman to the second spot, after it had won the past two weekends, with a take of $19 million. John Wick 2 jumped a bit in the box office to secure the third position with $9 million.

Meanwhile, Matt Damon’s The Great Wall crumbled a tiny bit more and finished in fourth place, with around $8.7 million in receipts. E L James’s erotic film, Fifty Shades Darker, which was adapted from the second book of her trilogy, came in a less sexy position than last week. The movie, starring James Dornan and Dakota Johnson, fell from two to number five this week, with a haul of $7.7 million.

Rounding out the Top 10 was the bad teachers comedy Fist Fight, starring Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Christina Hendricks, and Tracy Morgan. The movie came in sixth with $6.4 million. The Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures took seventh with $5.9 million. La La Land, expected to win big at Sunday’s Academy Awards, nabbed eighth with $4.6 million. M. Night Shyamalan’s horror film Split finished in ninth with $4.1 million. And just making it into the Top 10 in the final spot was Lion. It earned $3.8 million.

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