Jordan Peele makes history as 1st black director to gross $100 million


March 14, 2017 by The ReadyWriter

Jordan Peele made movie history this weekend, becoming the first black writer-director to gross $100 million at the box office.

The Blumhouse Productions psychological thriller Get Out also became the movie house’s first $100 million movie.

Blumhouse made the film on a $4 million budget and a cast of unknowns, including a lead actor from across the pond.

Get Out‘s racial overtones helped push the movie over the $100 million threshold.

Movie houses are lining up to sign Peele to multimillion dollar contracts for his next film.

Peele, 38, made a name for himself as one half of the comedy duo Kay and Peele.

Peele and his wife Chelsea Peretti, 39, are expecting their first baby together.


30 thoughts on “Jordan Peele makes history as 1st black director to gross $100 million

  1. Omar says:

    Get Out=True Story!!


  2. 2Thick4you says:

    Does this ” black” man identify as black?


  3. acquitta says:

    Welp I’m legit happy for him because that movie about him and that lost Cat was trash….and I don’t find Peele and Key funny so…..good for him


  4. Olivijah says:

    This ninja done blew up…congrats 🎉🎊🎈


  5. Sane says:

    he got that “i sleep with white women” face


  6. Bobby says:

    She is a comedian/ actress. I know I have seen her in tv . Key and Peele are corny but funny


  7. Xmen says:

    Saw this movie over the weekend even saw Ben Carson had a role in the movie as well. LOL 😆


  8. Yvonne says:

    Why do all of our black men choose white women? O_o


  9. Anthony says:

    Uncle Tom ass


    • QueenC says:

      I wonder does the NAACP knows he is an uncle Tom? 😆 He has been nominated for numerous Image awards


  10. Adriane says:

    That’s his wife? I like her and as for him………happy he is happy and got folks to see a movie with a message and it is doing well.


  11. Adriane says:

    Happy Snow Day to all my East Coast Peeps 😛


  12. Billyboy says:

    The story he told in this movie was TRUTH. These peckerwoods outchere killing our ppl to use their organs and such. Nothing but the truth. GET OUT!!!


  13. Mrs says:

    what got me was when he asked “why black people?” and the blind guy responded “some people just want to be smarter, faster, stronger, and prettier. I just want the things you see through” smdh!


  14. Henrietta says:

    They were using black ppl because they are genetically superior and there is not much done when they “missing”


  15. Kayla says:

    R.I.P. Kendrick Johnson


  16. Mittsey says:

    He’s Not the First.
    Total Lifetime Grosses
    Domestic: $56,671,993 30.2%
    + Foreign: $131,061,209 69.8%
    = Worldwide: $187,733,202
    Maybe GET OUT is the first movie for Domestic $100Million, but there were other Black directed movies that passed the $100Mil point.
    Straight outta Compton made $200Mil worldwide and $161 Domestic and it was directed by a black man.


  17. Neesey says:

    lol And his white wife is going to spend all the money… so I can’t really celebrate this accomplishment and I won’t be going to see the movie. We need to give our money to black people who keep it in the community.


    • Keisha says:

      I do agree with black people turning their money within their own community, creating more black wealth like LeBron or Denzel, and many others are doing! But, a white wife doesn’t make Peel or any man or woman who marries outside of their race, less black! Look at Byron Allen, one of my faves, he employs many blacks and gives back to the community!


  18. Natasha says:

    And there sits a snow bunny on his arm. Most Black men have become useless to the preservation of the Black race. Losers!


  19. Bird says:

    Wow, talk about a return on your investment!


  20. Mahogany says:

    It is really good and worthy of being seen in the theater.


  21. Coco says:

    Only a biracially Black man can pull off this feat. Bravo! Team biracial!!!


  22. Cameo1 says:

    He sure has some fat rosy ass cheeks *_*


  23. Lisa says:

    good movie. loved it.
    congrats to him


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