Box Office Top 20: 'Get Out' nets $33.4 million opening

  • This image released by Universal Pictures shows Daniel Kaluuya in a scene from, "Get Out." (Universal Pictures via AP)

    This image released by Universal Pictures shows Daniel Kaluuya in a scene from, "Get Out." (Universal Pictures via AP) Associated Press

  • This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, in a scene from "The LEGO Batman Movie." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

    This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, in a scene from "The LEGO Batman Movie." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) Associated Press

 
 
Updated 2/27/2017 5:30 PM

LOS ANGELES -- Comedian Jordan Peele's directorial debut, "Get Out," did even better in its first weekend in theaters than initially projected. The micro budget thriller pulled in $33.4 million - about $3 million higher than what was estimated on Sunday by the studios.

It easily topped the box office and unseated "The Lego Batman Movie" from first place. The "Lego Movie" spinoff earned $19.2 million in its third week in theaters.

 

Lionsgate's "John Wick: Chapter Two" took the third-place spot with $9.4 million, bringing its total to $74.8 million after three weeks, while "The Great Wall" added $9.1 million in week two. In fifth place, "Fifty Shades Darker" grossed $7.8 million, bumping the picture past the $100 million mark domestically.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. "Get Out," Universal, $33,377,060, 2,781 locations, $12,002 average, $33,377,060, 1 week.

2. "The Lego Batman Movie," Warner Bros., $19,208,097, 4,057 locations, $4,735 average, $133,214,675, 3 weeks.

3. "John Wick: Chapter Two," Lionsgate, $9,358,982, 2,954 locations, $3,168 average, $74,771,682, 3 weeks.

4. "The Great Wall," Universal, $9,125,960, 3,328 locations, $2,742 average, $34,831,600, 2 weeks.

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5. "Fifty Shades Darker," Universal, $7,792,655, 3,216 locations, $2,423 average, $103,727,870, 3 weeks.

6. "Fist Fight," Warner Bros., $6,571,348, 3,185 locations, $2,063 average, $23,446,175, 2 weeks.

7. "Hidden Figures," 20th Century Fox, $5,805,737, 2,022 locations, $2,871 average, $152,746,541, 10 weeks.

8. "La La Land," Lionsgate, $4,689,292, 1,733 locations, $2,706 average, $140,949,357, 12 weeks.

9. "Split," Universal, $4,098,990, 1,901 locations, $2,156 average, $130,823,885, 6 weeks.

10. "Lion," The Weinstein Company, $3,832,257, 1,802 locations, $2,127 average, $42,840,594, 14 weeks.

11. "Rock Dog," Lionsgate, $3,704,749, 2,077 locations, $1,784 average, $3,704,749, 1 week.

12. "A Dog's Purpose," Universal, $3,572,435, 2,089 locations, $1,710 average, $57,581,040, 5 weeks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

13. "MET Opera: Rusalka (2017)," Fathom Events, $1,540,000, 900 locations, $1,711 average, $1,540,000, 1 week.

14. "Collide," Open Road, $1,512,824, 2,045 locations, $740 average, $1,512,824, 1 week.

15. "Cure For Wellness, A," 20th Century Fox, $1,401,394, 2,704 locations, $518 average, $7,496,644, 2 weeks.

16. "Moana," Disney, $827,436, 378 locations, $2,189 average, $246,027,358, 14 weeks.

17. "I Am Not Your Negro," Magnolia Pictures, $826,126, 313 locations, $2,639 average, $4,681,486, 4 weeks.

18. "Fences," Paramount, $776,093, 597 locations, $1,300 average, $56,552,381, 11 weeks.

19. "Rings," Paramount, $686,936, 719 locations, $955 average, $27,296,410, 4 weeks.

20. "Moonlight," A24, $591,202, 585 locations, $1,011 average, $22,111,526, 19 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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