‘Candyman’ Rules the Weekend Box Office

by Rob Caprilozzi

Sitting atop the weekend box office is sweet for the Candyman.

What should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, Nia Dacosta’s Candyman ruled the weekend box office as it pulled in $22.4 million dollars, according to a report on Deadline.

“Nia DaCosta crafted an intense thriller that audiences responded to extraordinarily well this weekend.  The debut of Candyman exceeded all industry expectations, and with the very positive audience reaction scores and a three-day holiday in our second weekend, we’re anticipating a strong theatrical run at the domestic box office,” said Universal’s Domestic Theatrical Distribution President, Jim Orr.

Produced by Jordan Peele, the synopsis of the spiritual successor to the 1992 hit Candyman is as follows:  In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, Anthony and his partner move into a loft in the now gentrified Cabrini. A chance encounter with an old-timer exposes Anthony to the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to use these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, he unknowingly opens a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence.

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