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Lupita Nyong’o performance in the movie, Us, just made history.

It is the highest domestic opening weekend gross for a movie headlined by a black woman.

The record was previously held by Sanaa Lathan for her lead in Aiien v Predator. That movie grossed more than $38.2 million opening weekend.

Current top 5 highest grossing films led by a black woman, Us, Alien v Predator, A Wrinkle In Time (Oprah Winfrey) Girls Trip (Regina Hall) Why Did I Get Married (Janet Jackson).

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