The horror thriller "Us" by Jordan Peele is expected to generate about $ 35 million during its first North American weekend, March 22 and 24, revealed Thursday the tracking number.
"We", who follows a family facing a group of doppelgangs, starring Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke and Elisabeth Moss. Nyong'o and Duke play a couple who take their children (Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex) to their beach house along California's north coast. Nyong'o's personality is haunted by an inexplicable and unresolved trauma of her past.
In a trailer released on Christmas Day, four characters appeared at the foot of an alley with the slogan "We are our worst enemy". "We" is the first project in the first agreement between Peele and Universal Pictures, with which he signed. his Monkeypaw Productions last year after his "Get Out" brought in more than $ 255 million worldwide, was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture and won the best Oscar for the original screenplay for Peele.
Peele realized "We" from his own script and produced alongside Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum and Ian Cooper of Monkeypaw. The film is the company's first solo production company.
"We" will open the 8th edition of the South by Southwest Film Festival on March 8th. Universal had originally planned to open "We" on March 15, then postponed it a week after SXSW selection to create more buzz. After the announcement of the change of date in early January, several titles came out of March 22, including the drama Sony "Greyhound", played by Tom Hanks, and the comedy drama "Where's You Go, Bernadette?", De Cate Blanchett.
Last year, Paramount managed to create a craze when "A Quiet Place" opened SXSW on March 9, 2018 and was released four weeks later, with a $ 50 million opening weekend. .