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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.


 

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