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‘A Modern Horror Classic’ Get Out is our Release Of The Week
August 8, 2017, 3:48 pm
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Release Of The Week! Get Out (MA15+)
Available 9 August – Outdoor from 9 November 2017.

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Box Office via Wikipedia
Get Out grossed $175.5 million in the United States and Canada and $77 million in other territories for a worldwide gross of $252.4 million, against a production budget of $4.5 million.

In North America, Get Out was released on February 24, 2017, alongside Collide and Rock Dog, and was expected to gross $20–25 million from 2,773 theaters in its opening weekend. The film made $1.8 million from Thursday night previews and $10.8 million on its first day. It went on to open to $33.4 million, finishing first at the box office. 38% of the film’s opening weekend audience was African American, while 35% was white, with Georgia being its most profitable market. In its second weekend, the film finished in second at the box office behind new release Logan ($88.4 million), grossing $28.3 million, for a drop of 15.4%. This was above average for horror films, which tend to drop at least 60% in their second weekend. In its third weekend, the film grossed $21.1 million, dropping just 25% from its previous week, and finished third at the box office behind newcomer Kong: Skull Island and Logan.

Director Jordan Peele joins Elvis Mitchell on The Treatment to discuss his directorial debut Get Out. Click above for the full podcast

Critical Response via Wikipedia
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 99% based on 280 reviews, with an average rating of 8.3/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “Funny, scary, and thought-provoking, Get Out seamlessly weaves its trenchant social critiques into a brilliantly effective and entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride.” It is one of ten films to earn a 99% (six other films) or 100% (three films) rating with 100 or more reviews (it held a 100% approval rating after the first 139 reviews on the site were registered). On Metacritic, the film has a score of 84 out of 100, based on 48 critics, indicating “universal acclaim”. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “A–” on an A+ to F scale.[35]

Richard Roeper gave the film 3½ stars, saying, “The real star of the film is writer-director Jordan Peele, who has created a work that addresses the myriad levels of racism, pays homage to some great horror films, carves out its own creative path, has a distinctive visual style—and is flat-out funny as well.” Keith Phipps of Uproxx praised the cast and Peele’s direction, noting: “That he brings the technical skill of a practiced horror master is more of a surprise. The final thrill of Get Out—beyond the slow-building sense of danger, the unsettling atmosphere, and the twisty revelation of what’s really going on—is that Peele’s just getting started.” Mike Rougeau of IGN gave the film 9/10, and wrote: “Get Out’s whole journey, through every tense conversation, A-plus punchline and shocking act of violence, feels totally earned. And the conclusion is worth each uncomfortable chuckle and moment of doubt.” Peter Travers of Rolling Stone rated Get Out a 3.5/4, and called it: ” a jolt-a-minute horrorshow laced with racial tension and stinging satirical wit.” Scott Mendelson of Forbes praised how the film captures the current zeitgeist and called it a “modern American horror classic”.

Host Jeff Goldsmith interviews writer-director Jordan Peele about Get Out

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