“Candyman” hooks $22.3m opening at box office

Candyman has gotten off to a strong start at the box office, beating projections of a $15 million opening to earn $22.3 million from 3,569 theatres.

Produced on a $25 million budget and directed by Nia DaCosta, the Universal/MGM sequel to the 1992 horror classic has been well-received with a B on CinemaScore and an 85% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes. The film also added $5.2 million from 51 overseas markets for a global total of $27.6 million, according to a TheWrap report.

According to HypeBeast,the newest film in the franchise stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Anthony McCoy, Teyonah Parris as Brianna Cartwright, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Troy Cartwright, Kyle Kaminsky as Grady Greenberg, and Vanessa Williams as Anne-Marie McCoy and Michael Hargrove as Sherman Fields. Tony Todd reprises his role as Daniel Robitaille/Candyman, marking the fourth time he plays the vengeful spirit. “It’s a continuation of the first film,” Todd told Bloody Disgusting. “Nia DaCosta does a wonderful job directing, Jordan Peele wrote it. It’s in good hands. You know, I was really thrilled to see that A Quiet Place opened strongly, $48 million or something. So that’s a good sign for us. If it’s successful, no one knows what’s going to happen. Maybe there will be more, and maybe that’ll be the end.” 

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