Candyman surprises with a debut of 22 million dollars

Candyman it reached the top of the US national box office, grossing nearly $ 22 million in its first three days of release.

The R-rated horror movie written by Jordan peele (Let me out, 2017) and directed by the filmmaker of Captain Marvel 2 (2022), Nia DaCosta (Little woods, 2018), exceeded industry expectations.

Hollywood has seen new movies available only in theaters, such as Candyman and the champion Free Guy, they have a more stable ticket sales. More stable compared to those offered simultaneously on streaming services The Suicide Squad and Reminiscence from Hugh jackman. The production of Candyman it cost 25 million dollars. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer financed and produced the film, while Universal was in charge of marketing and distribution. The film appears to be on its way to becoming one of the few pandemic profitable cases during its theatrical run.

The sequel to the 1992 film, this version starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman, 2018), has been well received by critics and viewers, with a 85% on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of “B” in CinemaScore.


In recent weeks, new releases such as Candyman, Free guy and the animated adventure of The Paw Patrol they sold more movie tickets than expected. The general box office is approximately 50% behind the same period of 2019. Cinema operators are eager to screen Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings from Marvel. It opens on September 3 in theaters.

The concrete figures, according to Variety are of $ 22.37 million in 3,569 cinemas from the United States in its first three days of release. Abroad, Candyman got off to a slower start, opening in 51 international markets and bagging 5.23 million dollars for a global account of $ 27.6 million.

Candyman, Free Guy and the Paw Patrol are available in theaters. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opens in theaters on September 3.

The version of Candyman (1992) is available on Amazon Prime Video.