Nia DaCosta Sets Record with No. 1 ‘Candyman’ Opening Weekend

August 30, 2021

It looks like audiences were ready to check out Candyman this weekend, and they broke records doing so. According to Deadline.com, “With the $20.4M opening of Universal/MGM/Monkeypaw’s Candymandirector Nia DaCosta becomes the first Black female director to debut a movie in the No. 1 weekend spot at the domestic box office.”

“At the same time, Candyman marks the second-highest-grossing 3-day domestic weekend B.O. opening for a Black female director; that record owned by Ava DuVernay and her Disney movie A Wrinkle In Time which debuted in the No. 2 spot over the weekend of March 9-11, 2018 to $33.1M behind the fourth weekend of Black Panther which slotted No. 1 with $40.8M. DuVernay was the first Black female director to helm a $100M+ production from a major Hollywood studio. DaCosta also co-wrote Candyman with Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld.”

Did you see ‘Candyman’ this weekend? What did you think about the DaCosta helmed movie?

Latest on Black SciFi TV

Related Articles

Pin It on Pinterest