Jordan Peele is having a good month. The writer-director’s satirical horror film Get Out is officially the highest-grossing original debut ever, adding to its rapidly growing list of box office records.
At almost $160 million in US ticket sales, Get Out eclipsed an 18-year record set by the found-footage classic The Blair Witch Project. That film, based on an original story by first-time directors Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez, topped out at $140 million in the US. Get Out could conceivably reach the $200-million mark before it leaves theaters in the United States.