Nia DaCosta’s film exceeded predictions.
It’s not the start of the century, or even the start of the year, but in this complicated time for the film industry the first weekend of Candyman is a great success. Better yet, the sequel to the horror classic produced and co-produced by Jordan Peele has exceeded predictions, according to Variety, already raking in $ 22 million in revenue. A nice score for an R-rated smasher that cost “only” 25 million to produce.
Casually, Nia DaCosta thus becomes the first black female director to take the lead of the American box office, underlines Deadline. What Ava DuVernay failed to do in 2018 with A shortcut in time. A news that must also delight Marvel Studios, which entrusted him with the realization of Captain marvel 2. This good start also confirms the rating of the ubiquitous Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who will be found at the end of the year in Matrix 4.
Candyman, which will be released in France on September 29, is also the only novelty to enter the top 10. Free Guy, with Ryan Reynolds confirming his summer hit status by maintaining in second place with an additional 13.5 million greenbacks (79 million in total), followed by Paw Patrol, Jungle Cruise and Don’t Breathe 2.
(Board : French Film)