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Jordan Peele’s horror flick “Get Out” is among the year’s biggest breakout hits. And with it, Peele has also surpassed a benchmark for box-office success.

“Get Out” has now earned more than $100 million at the box office, making Peele the first African-American writer-director to pass that threshold with his debut feature film.

Peele, who is most well-known as half of the comedy duo Key and Peele, wrote on Twitter that he’s “the first of many” such black writer-directors to hit that $100 million debut target. “Meaning I won’t be the last,” he added.

Read more here: “Get Out” and Jordan Peele just made movie history

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Cinematography by James Laxton

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Directed by Andrea Arnold

Cinematography by Robbie Ryan

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