Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ follow-up moved its release date away from ‘Captain Marvel,’ and that’s beneficial for both movies

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  • Jordan Peele’s “Us” will now open on March 22, a week later than originally scheduled.
  • That moves it further away from expected hit, “Captain Marvel,” which comes to theaters March 8.
  • Peele’s last movie, “Get Out,” was a box-office sensation. Distancing the two movies is beneficial for both, BoxOffice.com chief analyst Shawn Robbins told Business Insider.

Writer and director Jordan Peele’s follow-up to “Get Out, called “Us,” is distancing itself from another highly anticipated blockbuster, “Captain Marvel.”

Universal moved the release date for “Us” this week from March 15 to March 22. As Exhibitor Relations tweeted on Thursday, that gives “Captain Marvel” — the next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that opens March 8 — a “free pass to rule the box office” for at least two weeks. 

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“Us” stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke as a couple that brings their children to a summer beach house. But their vacation is interrupted by violent doppelgangers.

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