Nia DaCosta Makes History After ‘Candyman’ Has A Successful Opening Week

August 31, 2021

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. 

It 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?