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Get Out has made film history

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Jordan Peele has officially made history with his debut film, Get Out.

Get Out it is one of the few films to garner a 100% rotten tomatoes rating – meaning that it has joined the ranks of Citizen Kane (1941), Singin’ in the Rain (1952), and Toy Story 2 (1999).

Fans and critics alike have raved about this film, making the cinematic blend of horror, humour and social commentary a massive success.

So far, Get Out has grossed $110 million at the box office, which now means that Peele is the first black director-writer to make a debut feature that has amassed more than $100 million at the box office.

Peele isn’t the first black director to gross over $100 million – that honour belongs to Sidney Poitier and his masterpiece Stir Crazy (1980) – but he is the first black director-writer to do so.

Peele’s accomplishments are even more impressive if you think about how much Get Out cost. Horror movies have always been the best way for producers to make a lot of money with minimal investment, and Get Out is no different, costing only $4 million to make.

Peele marked his incredible news with a tweet, reminding the world that he would be the “first of many” and “not the last”.

Congratulations are in order for Jordan Peele. Get Out is a magnificent movie - terrifying, ground-breaking and relevant to the world we live in. He deserves all the success and we can’t wait for what he – and that long list of future “many” – will do next!

Get Out was released in UK cinemas on March 17.

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