Jordan Peele's 'Nope' Aims for a $50 Million Weekend Box Office Haul

Jordan Peele's name alone is enough to bring in moviegoers, putting him in elite company at the box office. 

What's more impressive is that all it took was 2017's "Get Out," a social thriller, to achieve that status. 

Moviegoers will buy pretty much anything Peele is selling to them. 

The director's next nightmare vision, "Nope," starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun, opens this Friday, and all signs point to it becoming a smashing financial success.  

In its opening weekend, the science fiction horror film from Universal Pictures is projected to earn $45 million to $55 million from 3,700 theatres across North America. 

While that would be a good opening weekend for a horror movie, there is optimism that "Nope" will do even better. 

Given that Peele has been undervalued by predicted box office receipts in the past, this shouldn't come as a surprise.