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“Us” Unsurprisingly Dominates US Weekend Box Office

“Us” fared well in its first weekend of release.

Lupita Nyong'o in Us | Claudette Barius/Universal Pictures

In the epitome of a predictable outcome, “Us” dominated the US weekend box office.

Per studio estimates, “Us” will close its first weekend with about $70.3 million in receipts. The tally more than doubles that of the weekend’s #2 film.

It also more than doubles the $33.4 million opening weekend tally for “Get Out,” the previous horror-thriller from director Jordan Peele.

“Captain Marvel,” which spent the past two weekends at #1, slips to #2 this week. It earned another $35.0 million, bringing its cumulative haul to $321.5 million.

“Wonder Park” follows at #3 with $9.0 million (cume now $29.5 million), while “Five Feet Apart” earns #4 with $8.8 million (cume now $26.5 million).

“How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” grabs #5 on the strength of its $6.5 million (cume now $145.8 million).

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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