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‘Get Out’ Is The Highest Grossing Original Screenplay

If you have not yet experienced ‘Get Out,’ we cannot be friends. The new film from Jordan Peele has been a massive success, and today the accolades keep coming in. Today the word on the e-streets is that the film has become the highest-grossing debut project for a writer-director with an original screenplay.

The record was held by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez who co-wrote and directed 1999’s ‘The Blair Witch Project.’ Forbes reported that ‘Get Out’ has brought in over $150 million USD in domestic (US) sales, passing the $140 million USD made by The Blair Witch Project. The film cost less than $5 million USD to produce, and also makes Jordan Peele the first African-American writer-director to earn $100 million USD on a debut film. Congrats to Jordan Peele on the news and let us know what you think in the comments below. Stay tuned for much more on ‘Get Out’ coming soon!

Photo: Cullin Tobin/Vanity Fair

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