Jordan Peele’s Us grossed $7.4 million the opening Thursday night.
The horror-thriller flick topped Thursday preview numbers for The Nun at $5.4 million and A Quiet Place at $4.3 million and nearly matched Halloween at $7.7 million.
Projections for the highly-anticipated Get Out follow-up is between $38 million to $45 million range for the weekend.
Us is launching in 48 international markets, including France, the United Kingdom, and Germany. So it can easily surpass Get Out’s $33 million opening weekend, which ended its theatrical run with $176 million in the U.S.
Us stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke as a family fights off doppelgangers at a Northern California beach house. The pic is the first project under Peele’s first-look deal with Universal Pictures, which he signed with his Monkeypaw Productions last year after “Get Out” grossed a massive $255 million worldwide.