Candyman raked in an estimated $22,370,000 in its domestic weekend debut, beating the projection of $15 million by 50 percent. This incredible opening weekend performance made director Nia DaCosta the first Black female director to debut a film at number one. DaCosta makes history with record-breaking numbers.
It's looking like the new 'Candyman' film might be an exception to Hollywood's issue with reboots after it not only topped the box office this week but also made Nia DaCosta the first Black female director to earn that Hollywood honor.
After checking out the new trailer for the upcoming slasher flick reboot of 'Candyman,' you'll definitely want to satisfy your sweet tooth craving right along with the rest of us on August 27.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, movie release dates are being shifted. Jordan Peele’s Candyman remake had a highly anticipated release date of June 12th and was expected to be a summer box office hit. Social distancing and quarantine orders have led to its release being pushed back to the fall. According to Deadline, the black horror film will hit theaters on September 25th.
Jordan Peele has dropped the first proper trailer for his Candyman reboot, and it’s already looking stellar. In addition, it features a creepy use of a Destiny’s Child’s refrain that pretty much signed and sealed its Black Twitter approval. Directed and co-written by Nia DaCosta, a Black woman, the movie stars rising star Yahya Abdul-Mateen […]