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Nia DaCosta Makes History After 'Candyman' Has A Successful Opening Week

08/31/2021 12:00 AM EDT by WBLS Staff
The Black Girl Magic is real and we are here for it! This past weekend, Nia DaCosta became the first Black female director to have a film debut at number 1. According to reports, Candyman had a successful opening and grossed an estimated $22.3 million. https://twitter.com/indiewire/status/1432079299381809157?s=21It was predicted that the 1992 remake was projected to make around $15 million due to COVID-19 concerns. BET stated that “Candyman’s appeal to a diverse audience was part of the reason for the big box office win.” They added, “with a Black creative team, which included producer Jordan Peele, behind the reboot, the movie was expected to draw a large Black audience.” The movie drew in a wider viewership from white, Asian, and Latino audiences. Will you be going to see this movie?