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Us on track to break the bank at box office (Picture: Universal)

Us has left fans divided after the psychological thriller hit the big screen this weekend.

But that hasnt stopped people from turning out to see the movie, as it has just gone and broken the bank at the box office.

Thats right, the opening weekend generated an incredible $70million (£53million) – putting it in good stead to have the second-best opening weekend of the year.

The movie was estimated to make $38million (£28million), but is now well on its way to competing with Disneys Captain Marvel, which made a whopping $153million (£115million) over its opening weekend.

Universals president of domestic distribution Jim Orr spoke about the films success, and said: Put simply, Jordan Peele is a genius.

He added: Hes managed to tap into something that the domestic box office cant get enough of. People cant wait to see what he does next.

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Starring Lupita Nyongo and Winston Duke, the film is set in 1986 and then current day and deals with a family whose holiday home is invaded by doppelgangers.

Its opening weekend made $70million (Picture: Universal)

It follows the Wilson family as their happy family beach trip quickly turns into a nightmare when they are attacked by twisted, violent versions of themselves, literally becoming their own worst enemies, and must fight to stay alive.

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Chatting about the hidden messaged behind his creation, writer Jordan Peele told Slash Film: Yeah, the idea that part of having privilege, especially in this country, seems to be that we dont consider it unearned.

We have this legacy culture where we dont acknowledge the people who have and do suffer for us to have the things that we take for granted.

He added: I think when you look in this movie in terms of nationality, which is certainly my jumping off point, or class, or race, or haves/have-nots, however you look at this movie, the common factor to me is that the haves feel like we deserve.

And we confuse the idea of privilege and deserving.

It is on its way of having the second-best opening weekend of the year (Picture: Universal)

The movie was estimated to make $38million (Picture: Universal)

Star of the show Winston Duke also echoed the same sentiment when chatting to Metro.co.uk.

The actor said: Its really about the people we render invisible and speechless. Whats the cost of our comfort? Are we prepared for, essentially, our sins to be a reflection of ourselves?

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[Horror films] paint a picture of your reality that is totally different to the dominant cultures perceived notion of what you can go through, and for many people it doesnt look like what people think it does.

Not being seen or heard, or given opportunities and being limited hurts. It is scary. Not being safe is scary, he said.

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