like candy man It did well at the box office.
The new Universal Pictures horror flick is the new top film in the U.S. and Canada, earning more than $22 million in its first weekend in theaters.Niada Costa’s candy man Overstated underestimated forecast by $15 million.
Nia DaCosta broke new ground for black women in Hollywood.
Although some were already close to second place, Nia DaCosta made candy man The first #1 film by a black female director. Ava DuVernay (“Selma,” “A Wrinkle in Time”) and Gina Prince-Blythewood (“Love and Basketball”) both took No. 2 for the weekend.
according to independent lineUniversal believes it will appeal to black audiences of the same origin go out and us. However, the appeal is more varied. According to Universal’s audience survey, 37 percent of the audience was black, 30 percent white, 22 percent Latino, and 5 percent Asian. Diversity spread is the key to reaching higher numbers.
The original film, based on a short story by Clive Barker, told an urban legend about the ghost of a murdered son of a slave who reappears and goes on a murderous rampage.
The new version, starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, is still exploring the urban legend that if someone repeats “candy man” five times in front of a mirror, that person will summon Hook killer. Unlike 1992, however, this Candyman included a black creative team of writers and producers, including Jordan Peele.
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