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.