Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Hits $100 Million At The Domestic Box Office, Marking The Director’s Third Feature Film To Do So 

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Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Hits $100 Million At The Domestic Box Office, Marking The Director’s Third Feature Film To Do So 

Congratulations are in order for Jordan Peele!
The “Get Out” director’s latest film, “Nope” has just crossed $100 million at the domestic box office, making this the director’s third feature film to achieve that benchmark. After only three weeks in movie theaters, the film grossed $100.32 million in North America!
According to reports, Universal Pictures dished out $68 million to produce “Nope,” which is significantly more than what the studio spent on “Get Out” (with its especially affordable budget of $4.5 million) and “Us” (with its tight $20 million budget). Despite Nope’s success, this means that Jordan Peele’s third feature is not quite profitable yet and will require more money than his past films to get out of the red.
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While “Nope” reached a box office milestone, it still has a ways to go to match Jordan Peele’s debut track record. “Get Out,” saw $176.1 million in North American ticket sales, and his sophomore film, “Us,”  reached $175 million. “Nope” has yet to open at the international box office, where “Get Out” and “Us” each collected about $80 million for a $255 million worldwide tally.
“Nope” is a film about two siblings running a horse ranch in California who discover something sinister in the skies above, while the owner of an adjacent theme park tries to profit from the mysterious, otherworldly phenomenon. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, and Brandon Perea.

Since its release, “Nope” has seen mixed reviews. Some fans are singing Jordan Peele’s praises while others felt disappointed by his latest horror film. One person who did not hold back on their opinion about the film was famed Youtuber Logan Paul.

As previously reported, Logan Paul took it to Twitter to share his opinion on Nope and shared:

““NOPE” is one of the worst movies I’ve seen in a long time. I love Jordan Peele and Keke Palmer can act her ass off, but this movie is objectively slow and confusing with stretched themes that don’t justify the pace (a thread)”

The 27-year-old said:

“It’s not hard to conceptualize something disturbing (a trained Chimp goes animalistic and mauls an entire set, or a UFO devours anything in its path) — it IS hard to sensibly tie it to the plot, which was done remarkably poor here. A series of questions… **spoiler alert**”

Paul continued:

“1.) No one was curious how a quarter shot through a man’s face and killed him? Or why a key was lodged in the backside of the horse he was riding? 2.) Why/how did the shoe stand upright on the set of Gordy’s Home? This one I’m sure has a reason but I haven’t found anything that makes sense. 3.) The deep-voiced cinematographer was cryptic for no reason other than to be cryptic. You’re telling me this guy was willing to die because he wanted better lighting to capture the ET? For real?”

Paul added:

“4.) Same note: man on the motorcycle. Why was his voice deep and robotic, framed to be an antagonist who’d have a grand reveal. Mystery solely for the sake of mystery is confusing and leaves too many open ends for a viewer trying to invest themselves in a story line. 5.) My next point — the story line is all over the place. In a crowd of 40 people, the actress who was mauled on the set of Gordy’s Home was there… why? Shock factor because of her scarring? Does she come to all of them? Did she come before the ET feeding? 6.) Jupe has trauma with the phenoma of commercializing predators for profit, and for the last 6 months, he’s been feeding horses to an ET in the sky… but what about before that? What is the purpose of that creepy cowboy theme park?”

The YouTube personality continued:

“7.) Why was so much emphasis placed on the name of the horses? They had title cards… why? 8.) Why was Barbie Ferreira, an incredible acting talent, so underutilized in this movie? Why was she even in the movie? 9.) Way to strip all the life from a phenomenal actor, Daniel Kaluuya, by casting him as possibly the most mundane, vanilla character I’ve ever seen. Not a question I’m just pissed. 10.) An extraterrestrial creature that is advanced enough to fully shapeshift, activate an anti-electromagnetic field, and propel itself in any direction quickly & quietly can’t tell the difference between a plastic inflatable and a viable meal? NOPE”

Paul concluded the thread by sharing:

“I love Peele, the VFX & aesthetic. But my thesis is this: I can feel him attempting to recreate the shock from Get Out and Us. Mystery, violent allure & cinematic choices made for the sake of reaction instead of legitimate contribution to the storyline killed this movie for me.”
The R-rated film debuted in July to a whopping $41 million, securing the biggest opening weekend tally for an original film in the pandemic era. Those ticket sales failed to match “Us,” which kicked off with a stellar $71 million in 2019. However, the impressive debut of “Nope” indicates Jordan Peele’s popularity, as well as his ability to deliver.
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Authored by: Monique Nicole