Congrats are in order for Jordan Peele.
Not only did the success of his social-thriller-comedy film Get Out surpass his wildest dreams, but now Peele’s name is going down in history for becoming the first Black writer-director to debut with a $100 million dollar movie. The Key & Peele star took to Twitter after hearing the big news, writing:
Peele isn’t the only one basking in the success of the horror-satire. Get Out became the fastest Blumhouse Productions film to gross $100 million. Blackfilm.com says that there have been numerous African American directors that have had their feature debut over $100 million, including 2003’s S.W.A.T, but this is the first with an original screenplay.
Catch Get Out in theaters now.