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Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele
By Peabody Awards (Keegan-Michael Key / Jordan Peele) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Best known as a Screenwriter based on credits in that role in 3 films, with $275,897,198 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #745)
Best-known technical roles: Get Out (Director), Get Out (Screenwriter), Keanu (Screenwriter), Keanu (Producer)
Best-known acting roles: Melvin Sneedly (Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie), Beta Wolf (Storks), Rell Williams/Oil Dresden (Keanu), Rodney (Wanderlust)
Most productive collaborators: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Jason Blum, Caleb Landry-Jones
Born: February 21st, 1979 (39 years old)

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  3. Acting Credits
  4. Technical Credits

Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting2$91,209,155$56,192,551$147,401,706
Lead Ensemble Member1$72,679,278$101,351,043$174,030,321
Leading1$20,591,853$96,288$20,688,141
In Technical RolesScreenwriter3$196,632,518$79,264,680$275,897,198
Producer3$20,591,853$96,288$20,688,141
Director2$176,040,665$79,168,392$255,209,057

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


2017 Awards Season: Oscars: And the Winner is... The Shape of Water for Best Picture

March 4th, 2018

The Shape of Water

It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. We will announce the winners and have our reactions as they happen, while keeping track of how our readers did in predicting the outcomes. More...

Oscar Predictions: Best Picture Too Close to Call

March 4th, 2018

Oscar Contest

Voting is now closed in our 21st Annual Predict the Academy Awards Competition, and we’re ready to announce the predicted winners in each category.

We have overwhelming favorites in virtually all of the major categories this year, with one glaring exception: Best Picture. That race is a virtual tie between Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Shape of Water. Three Billboards has a very slight edge, with 44% of the vote, while Shape of Water has 43%. Get Out is a long shot, at 6%, and Dunkirk and Lady Bird are the only other films to get a look in, with about 3% each.

With the top two films both getting less than 50% of the votes, it’s fair to say there isn’t a favorite in this race, and any of these five films seems like a conceivable winner. The winner of our contest will likely be someone who makes the right call in this category.

Things are much more clear cut in other categories… More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscars Nominations: Final Look

March 4th, 2018

The Shape of Water

It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. Before that, let’s take a last look at the nominations with a few annotations. Nominees in Italics are those that have received the most votes from our readers so far in our Oscar contest (which is open to new entries until noon, Pacific, today—enter now!). Bold films are those films I think will win. Meanwhile, those that are Underlined are those I want to win. Not all categories have underlined nominees, because not all categories have someone I’m cheering for, or because there are two nominees I couldn’t pick between. For example, I will be happy no matter who wins Best Supporting Actress. One last note: The contest is still going and the leading for Best Picture Switched from The Shape of Water to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri to tied over the time I was writing this story. This is the closest I’ve ever seen it. Guessing the best picture correctly will go a long way to winning. More...

2017 Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards Winners

March 3rd, 2018

Get Out

The Independent Spirit Awards were handed out tonight, and Get Out was the big winner, sort of. It earned two Awards, including the two most prestigious, awards. However, it wasn’t the only film to pick up two awards tonight. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Director

March 1st, 2018

The Shape of Water

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and who should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Director, which I think is a more competitive category than most people think it will be. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Original Screenplay

February 27th, 2018

Get Out

With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try to figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at the two Screenwriting Categories, ending with with Best Original Screenplay. This category is actually competitive, which is the first time I’ve been able to say that so far this year. In fact, there are three nominees that have a reasonable shot at winning. More...

2017 Awards Season: WGA Winners

February 11th, 2018

Get Out

The Writers Guild of America have announced their winners. There are many categories that WGA hand out awards in, but only three of them are theatrical releases. The list of winners include a couple of major Awards Season players and not a lot of surprises. More...

2017 Awards Season: DGA Winners

February 4th, 2018

The Shape of Water

The Directors Guild of America Awards were handed out this weekend and two of the three categories could be good omens come Oscar night. To be more accurate, it sets up an interesting two-way race on Oscar night. More...

2017 Awards Season: Oscars Nominations

January 23rd, 2018

The Shape of Water

The Oscar nominations were announced starting at just after 5 am Pacific time. They do this every year and no one has been able to adequately explain why to me. At least there were some interesting results this year. The Shape of Water led the way with 13 nominations, which is one below the current record and nearly as many as the next two films combined. Overall, there were seventeen films that earned two or more nominations. More...

2017 Awards Season: DGA Nominations

January 11th, 2018

Get Out

Directors Guild of America is one of those awards groups that spread out their nominations, but the last of them were announced today. There are some pleasant surprises and what is possibly the biggest shock of Awards Season so far. The only film to earn two nominations was Get Out. More...

2017 Awards Season: BAFTA Nominations

January 11th, 2018

The Shape of Water

The BAFTA nominations were announced and this time The Shape of Water led the way with 12 nominations. The same films appear on many of the lists of nominees, but so far no one film has come to dominate the list. This makes it interesting, to say the least. There’s a good chance no one film will win the majority of prestige awards and that multiple films will have lots of reason to celebrate on February 18th when the awards are handed out. More...

2017 Awards Season: WGA Nominations

January 4th, 2018

The Big Sick

The Writers Guild of America is the latest group to announce award nominees. There are a lot of categories that WGA hand out awards for, but only three of them are for theatrical releases. The list of nominees include several major Awards Season players, and not a lot of surprises. The Big Sick, Lady Bird, The Disaster Artist, Get Out, The Shape of Water… We've seen almost all of these films appear on lists of nominations before. More...

2017 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2017

The Shape of Water

The Golden Globes nominations are the second major Awards Season set to come out. Sort of. (WGA announced the nominations for TV, radio, etc., but not their theatrical nods.) It is still very early in the year, so it is hard to say if there are any real snubs, or if there are any real favorites. The Shape of Water led the way with seven nominations, while The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri were right behind with six a piece. More...

2017 - Awards Season: Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations

November 22nd, 2017

Call Me by Your Name

The Independent Spirit Awards nominations were announced yesterday and thus the 2017 Awards Season begins. The movie with the most nominations is Call Me by Your Name, which opens on Friday. This is amazingly good timing. It’s not the only film that should get a financial boost. More...

Featured Blu-ray and DVD Review: Get Out

May 23rd, 2017

Get Out

Get Out is inarguably the biggest surprise hit of the year. It earned over $200 million worldwide on just a $5 million budget. It also earned 100% positive reviews. (Armond White doesn’t count, because he’s not a real critic. Roger Ebert himself called Armond White a Troll.) Does the film live up to its success? Is it even medically possible for it to live up to its success? More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Kong Climbs to the Top of the Box Office with $61.03 million

March 14th, 2017

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island dominated the box office earning $61.03 million over the weekend. This is much better than predicted and this if reports are true, this is because it was a huge hit with families. Skull Island’s success hurt Logan, which fell to second place with $38.11 million over the weekend. Overall, the box office fell 13% from last weekend, but that’s still 22% more than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date is even more impressive. Back-to-back wins for 2017 has cut 2016’s lead to 0.8% at just $17 million. If Beauty and the Beast does as well as some expect it to do, 2017 could take the lead by the end of this coming weekend. More...

Weekend Estimates: Get Out Pulls Off Huge Win

February 26th, 2017

Get Out

If you took a bet a year ago that the Oscar weekend box office would be dominated by a movie with an A- CinemaScore, and a score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, you probably wouldn’t get great odds. If you’d included the stipulation that the film would be a horror movie written and directed by Jordan Peele, your winnings would set you up for retirement. For that is what we have this morning: Get Out will easily top the chart this weekend, with Universal estimating a weekend around $30.5 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Moviegoers Get Out to the Theater This Weekend?

February 23rd, 2017

Get Out

There are three films opening wide this weekend, which is a surprise. The buzz for Collide and Rock Dog are so quiet that I’m surprised they are playing in more than 2,000 theaters and I will be equally surprised if they open above the Mendoza Line by averaging more than $2,000 per theater. On the other hand, Get Out has nearly 100 reviews and its Tomatometer Score is 100% positive. It could be a surprise smash hit. Then again... It could be another Keanu. If that happens, The Lego Batman Movie will earn its third first-place finish in a row. That’s would be bad news for the overall box office. This weekend last year there were a similar selection of new releases. Gods of Egypt struggled while the other two new releases bombed, and only Deadpool saved the box office. If Get Out matches Deadpool’s total weekend of $31 million this time last year, I will be so happy. I don’t think it will happen, but it could be close. More...

2017 Preview: February

February 1st, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie

January turned out to be a good month. Granted, it didn’t live up to last January, but its box office was one of the top five Januarys of all time, so that’s still a good start to the year. Also, we will have our first $100 million movie released in 2017 and that doesn’t happen this early very often. As for February, there’s potentially the first $200 million hit of the year, The Lego Batman Movie. Fifty Shades Darker and The Great Wall both have a shot at $100 million. That said, it is more likely that both will miss that milestone than both will get there. As for the rest of the films, there are a few that are aiming for solid midlevel hits, like John Wick: Chapter Two and Get Out, while there are very few potential bombs. By comparison, last February there was one monster hit, Deadpool, and a lot of bombs. No other movie besides Deadpool made $50 million. No movie opening this month will match Deadpool, but we won’t have as many bombs either, so hopefully that will balance out and 2017 won’t fall further behind 2016. More...

Get Out Trailer

January 10th, 2017

Horror movie written and directed by Jordan Peele opens February 24 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Home Market Releases for August 2nd, 2016

August 3rd, 2016

April and the Extraordinary World

It is the beginning of August, a.k.a., the beginning of TV on DVD season. While there are a few prominent releases in that category, the biggest release is Batman: The Killing Joke, which is still a hot mess, but this time on Blu-ray. There are plenty of smaller releases that are worth picking up, including April and the Extraordinary World. Its reviews are nearly 100% positive and the Blu-ray Combo Pack is the Pick of the Week. More...

Friday Estimates: New Releases are as Quiet as a Purr

April 30th, 2016

Keanu

The Jungle Book easily remained in first place on Friday’s box office chart, earning $10.25 million. That is down just 38% from last Friday and if the weekend as the same internal multiplier as last time, then we are looking at a $49 million weekend haul. That’s a lot more than we predicted and would push the film’s running tally well over $250 million. However, this seems overly bullish—I would expect a weekend total of a few million less. More...

Weekend Predictions: Kitten vs. Jungle Cat

April 28th, 2016

Keanu

There are three wide releases coming out this week, but none of them look like they will challenge The Jungle Book for top spot. In fact, it looks like all three combined won't come close to The Jungle Book weekend haul. Keanu is the best of the new releases and it has a shot at becoming a midlevel hit. Mother's Day could have been a midlevel hit as counter-programming, especially with Mother's Day just over a week away. However, early reviews are hurting its chances with moviegoers. Finally there's Ratchet and Clank, which is one of those animated movies that feels like it should have gone Direct-to-Video. As for this weekend last year... this weekend last year was the first weekend of May, so year-over-year comparison has to deal with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Obviously 2016 is going to get crushed this weekend. It should bounce back next weekend. More...

2016 Preview: April

April 1st, 2016

The Jungle Book

March was a really good month, for the most part. There were a few bombs, but the two biggest films, Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, both beat expectations by significant margins, so overall the box office was better than expected. Unfortunately, April is a mess, which makes prognosticating really tough. Every single week has at least one film that either moved, switched from wide to limited release, or disappeared entirely. The Jungle Book appears to be the biggest film of the year, but The Huntsman: Winter's War could also be a $100 million hit. Sadly, last April was led by Furious 7, which earned more than $350 million at the box office. That's very likely more than both The Jungle Book and The Huntsman: Winter's War will make combined. Worse still, there were only four weekends in April last year, meaning the month ends by going head-to-head with The Avengers: Age of Ultron. By the time the month ends, 2016's lead over 2015 might be gone. Let's hope it is not that bad. More...

Featured TV on DVD Review: Key and Peele: Season Three

September 21st, 2014

Key and Peele stars Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele, hence the name of the show. I previously reviewed Season One of the show and loved it. Is season three just as good? More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
6/2/2017 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Melvin Sneedly  $73,921,000 $49,320,772 $123,241,772
9/23/2016 Storks Beta Wolf  $72,679,278 $101,351,043 $174,030,321
4/29/2016 Keanu Rell Williams/Oil Dresden  $20,591,853 $96,288 $20,688,141
2/24/2012 Wanderlust Rodney  $17,288,155 $6,871,779 $24,159,934
Movies: 4Totals:$184,480,286$157,639,882$342,120,168
  Averages:$46,120,072$39,409,971$85,530,042

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/23/2016 Storks $21,311,407 3,922 $72,679,278 $174,030,321 41.8%
4/29/2016 Keanu $9,453,224 2,681 $20,591,853 $20,688,141 99.5%
Movies: 2Totals:  $93,271,131$194,718,462 
 Averages:$15,382,3163,302$46,635,566$97,359,23170.6%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
6/2/2017 Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie $23,851,539 3,529 $73,921,000 $123,241,772 60.0%
2/24/2012 Wanderlust $6,526,650 2,002 $17,288,155 $24,159,934 71.6%
Movies: 2Totals:  $91,209,155$147,401,706 
 Averages:$15,189,0952,766$45,604,578$73,700,85365.8%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,189 $93,271,131
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 15,801-15,900) 15,874 $91,209,155
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 30,901-31,000) 30,989 $37,880,008
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,025 $167,192,131
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 37,401-37,500) 37,436 $17,288,155
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 8,501-8,600) 8,535 $184,480,286
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,191 $101,447,331
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 22,801-22,900) 22,852 $56,192,551
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 38,501-38,600) 38,589 $6,968,067
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,355 $150,768,103
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 34,701-34,800) 34,755 $6,871,779
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 12,301-12,400) 12,396 $157,639,882
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,177 $194,718,462
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 20,001-20,100) 20,010 $147,401,706
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 36,201-36,300) 36,222 $44,848,075
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,177 $317,960,234
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 38,101-38,200) 38,120 $24,159,934
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 10,301-10,400) 10,330 $342,120,168
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 698 $93,271,131
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 701-800) 716 $101,447,331
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 601-700) 695 $194,718,462
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 1,901-2,000) 1,903 $20,591,853
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 276 $72,679,278
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 3,601-3,700) 3,685 $96,288
Top International Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 286 $101,351,043
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,399 $20,688,141
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Digital Animation Movies (Rank 201-300) 284 $174,030,321
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,269 $20,591,853
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 359 $72,679,278
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,536 $96,288
Top International Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 346 $101,351,043
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,607 $20,688,141
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Kids Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 343 $174,030,321
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 601-700) 614 $72,679,278
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 701-800) 733 $20,591,853
Top International Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 601-700) 622 $101,351,043
Top International Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,171 $96,288
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Adventure Movies (Rank 601-700) 608 $174,030,321
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 801-900) 893 $20,688,141
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 901-1,000) 990 $20,591,853
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 501-600) 542 $72,679,278
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,801-1,900) 1,847 $96,288
Top International Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 401-500) 466 $101,351,043
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,215 $20,688,141
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG Movies (Rank 401-500) 493 $174,030,321
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 319 $93,271,131
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 308 $101,447,331
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 301-400) 302 $194,718,462

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
3/15/2019 Us Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer 
$0 $0 $0
8/10/2018 BlacKkKlansman Producer $0 $0 $0
2/24/2017 Get Out Director,
Screenwriter 
$176,040,665 $79,168,392 $255,209,057
4/29/2016 Keanu Producer,
Screenwriter 
$20,591,853 $96,288 $20,688,141
Movies: 4Totals:$196,632,518$79,264,680$275,897,198
  Averages:$49,158,130$19,816,170$68,974,300

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/15/2019 Us $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/24/2017 Get Out $33,377,060 3,143 $176,040,665 $255,209,057 69.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $176,040,665$255,209,057 
 Averages:$16,688,5301,572$88,020,333$127,604,52969.0%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/15/2019 Us $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
8/10/2018 BlacKkKlansman $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
4/29/2016 Keanu $9,453,224 2,681 $20,591,853 $20,688,141 99.5%
Movies: 3Totals:  $20,591,853$20,688,141 
 Averages:$3,151,075894$6,863,951$6,896,04799.5%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
3/15/2019 Us $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
2/24/2017 Get Out $33,377,060 3,143 $176,040,665 $255,209,057 69.0%
4/29/2016 Keanu $9,453,224 2,681 $20,591,853 $20,688,141 99.5%
Movies: 3Totals:  $196,632,518$275,897,198 
 Averages:$14,276,7611,941$65,544,173$91,965,73384.3%


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