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Candyman 21’ Creator Nia DaCosta Makes History As Black Female Film Maker To Debut Movie At No.1!


Congratulations are in order for film creator Nia DaCosta following the prequel release of cult classic horror movie #CandyMan , this weekend she made history becoming the first Black woman to debut a NO. 1 movie at the domestic box office!

According to Deadline ,Candyman ranks as the second-highest grossing 3-day domestic weekend box office opening for a Black female director; the record is owned by Ava DuVernay for her Disney movie A Wrinkle In Time which debuted in the No. 2

It’s been nearly thirty years since the film’s 1992 debut . Candyman 2021 pulled in over $22 million during its first weekend in theatres. Reports read that the film brought in $22, 270,000 from a total of 3,569 theaters.

“I was a fan of the film since I was a kid, it was always part of the atmosphere growing up,” says director and co-writer Nia to Yahoo.

Candyman doesn’t just serve as a horror movie its also about awakening society with an in-depth conversation about race. Nia alongside Jordan Peele created the film, who has made a name for himself in the industry for creating content that reflects on the direct climate of society through race.

“To be able to be part of that in a really direct way was really, really exciting, and fun, even though it was about really, really heavy stuff.”

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