Get Out Becomes Biggest Domestic Hit Ever From a Black Director

Get Out/Blumhouse
Get Out/Blumhouse

With only a $5 million budget, Jordan Peele’s blockbuster hit Get Out is now the highest-grossing domestic hit ever by a black filmmaker. So far the movie has made a whopping $162.8 million in North America, beating F. Gary Gray’s Straight Outta Compton.


Scott Mendelson at Forbes broke down the top-earning movies by black filmmakers; the list includes Get Out ($162 million and counting), Straight Outta Compton ($161 million), Scary Movie ($157 million), Fantastic Four ($154 million), Ride Along ($134 million), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer ($131 million), 2 Fast 2 Furious ($127 million), The Italian Job ($106 million), Rise of the Guardians ($103 million) and The Equalizer ($101 million).

As Mendelson points out, F. Gary Gray and Tim Story have multiple movies on the list. With the next Fast and the Furious movie—Gray’s The Fate of the Furious—about to come out, it’ll be interesting to see how Get Out fares.

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Good movie. <— hot take.