After Years Of Sci-Fi, A Horror Film About Slavery Is The Biggest Film Of The Year

Jordan Peele's break out film Get Out is officially the most profitable film of 2017.

This is huge news for the comedian and newly accomplished director, knocking out a winning streak of sci-fi films, action and animated movies over the last two decades. 

The story surrounds the relationship of Andre, played by English actor Daniel Kaluuya, and his girlfriend Rose, performed by actress Allison Williams, as they visit Rose's parents for a weekend. 

(Photo: 'Get Out' / Universal Pictures)

Craziness ensues and before they know it, Andre is knee deep in a world of horror, captivation and confusion.

The feature film is a pretty direct switch up to prior years of film successes. For example, in 2000, the highest grossing film was action flick Mission Impossible: 2. In 2005, sci-fi flick Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith took the lead. 

In 2010, the long-awaited animated film Toy Story 3 took the top spot while 2015 found Jurassic World in ahead in the box office. 

Last year, Captain America: Civil War beat out competitors at the box office to the tune of grossing 1.2 billion dollars. 

With Jordan Peele's $4.5 million budget, he was able to secure $252 million at the box office for the year of 2017. 

Luckily, this is in staunch contrast to another anticipated film of 2017, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, which held an independent budget of over $177 million and was only able to sweep in $65 million at the box office. Yikes... 

Congratulations are in order for Jordan Peele, however! And it's up to you, but if someone hits you with the 'let's go see Valerian,' you might have to hit them with the: 

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