the candy man has reached # 1 at the box office after a strong opening weekend, with director Nia DaCosta becoming the first black woman to direct a # 1 film in history. The soft reboot / sequel to the 1992 horror film was directed by DaCosta and sees the return of Tony Todd as the title character. The film was produced by Salt and U.S director, Jordan Peele, through his production company, Monkeypaw Productions, along with Universal Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn Mayer.
Starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, and Colman Domingo, with Vanessa Williams, Virginia Madsen, and Todd reverting to their original film characters, the story returns to the Calbrini-Green Projects. Visual artist Anthony McCoy, played by Abdul-Mateen II, seeks a creative spark to jumpstart his career, drawing inspiration from the Candyman legend only to accidentally bring the spirit of Todd’s character. The film opened to an impressive box office through Thursday night previews and has been most successful during its opening weekend.
According to reports from Indiewire, the candy man it earned a total of $ 22,370.00, beating initial projections of $ 15 million and reaching # 1 at the box office. This sees the candy man overcome and dethrone Free boy at the top, with comedy dropping to second place and a 27% drop in box office takings. With the box office surpassing expectations and firmly placing the supernatural horror slasher at No. 1 also makes history, with director Nia DaCosta becoming the first black woman to direct a film that has reached No. 1 at the box office.
DaCosta’s direction for the horror icon’s return has been not only financially successful, but also critical, as the film achieved a positive response and a Certified Fresh rating on Rotten tomatoes. Teyonah Parris, who plays McCoy’s girlfriend Brianna Cartwright, also praised DaCosta’s direction and the opportunities it allowed, saying “I felt that it gave us the opportunity to dig deeper faster, because there was a mutual understanding and a shared history of certain experiences …” DaCosta also collaborated with producer Peele on the film, who has earned much praise for his own horror hits such as Salt, U.Sas well as the resurgence of CBS Twilight zone.
With the DaCosta sequel sweeping audiences and critics and making Hollywood history, the director’s future is sure to be bright. DaCosta is ready to meet Parris for the Captain Marvel continuation, The wonders, with Parris sharing his enthusiasm for the sequel teams in recent interviews. In the meantime, the candy manThe ending left room for a possible continuation, and while there hasn’t been an official confirmation of a sequel yet, the strong critical response and box office performance is sure to get studios to pay attention.
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