‘Candyman’ Tastes Sweet Success as Revival Slashes Its Way to Top of US Box Office

Published: Saturday 28th Aug 2021 by Sam

‘Candyman’ is proving a sweet treat for cinemas Stateside.

For, the box office forecasts are in and show that revival of the classic franchise is slashing through the competition.

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Per data, the Yahya Abdul-Mateen II led flick in course to gross $20.7 million in the US in its opening weekend.

The feat would position the Universal Pictures / MGM production as one of the highest launching films of 2021 domestically in a market that is rapidly trying to regroup after a year like no other.

Directed by Nia DaCosta, the new film – which is deemed a “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 original – sees the blood-spilling history of the Candyman married with an exploration of gentrification and other unique elements that give the latest incarnation a contemporary kick.

With an attached $25 million budget, the movie – which also stars Teyonah Parris – is tracking towards a healthy overall profit too.

Much deserved!

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[Photo Credit: Universal / MGM]

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