Domestic Gross: $175 million (as of June 17, 2019)
The newest film on the chart, “Us,” was already in theaters at the time of release. This supernatural horror film directed by Oscar winner Jordan Peele follows a family that is terrorized by their own doppelgangers. It is still the highest-grossing R-rated film of 2019. It’s also been praised as one of the year’s most celebrated films, with a 94 percent Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
‘Get Out’ (2017)
Domestic Gross: $176 million
Speaking of Jordan Peele, the film that catapulted him to the top of Hollywood’s directing rankings among the highest-grossing R-rated films. “Get Out” was about a guy spending a terrifying weekend at his girlfriend’s rural family house, where he discovers a dark mystery about them. The film was a huge success with both fans and reviewers, and it became the first horror film to earn an Oscar. “Get Out” is the highest-grossing film overall for Blumhouse Productions, the company responsible for iconic horror films such as “The Purge” and “Paranormal Activity.”