‘Candyman’ slashes way toward No. 1 box office spot

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Candyman” hooked the apical spot astatine the North American container office.

The Universal Pictures movie starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II impressively pulled successful much than $22.3 cardinal done a quiescent play contempt concerns implicit the delta variant. The R-rated fearfulness movie, co-written by Jordan Peele and directed by Nia DaCosta, delves into an municipality fable that believes if idiosyncratic repeats “Candyman” 5 times successful beforehand of a mirror, that idiosyncratic would summon the hook-handed killer.

The sequel is simply a travel up to the archetypal “Candyman” successful 1992. The caller movie expects to gross $5.23 cardinal successful 51 planetary markets.

“It was a quiescent weekend, but it was different cheque people successful the occurrence file for horror,” Paul Dergarabedian, the elder media expert for Comscore.

“Candyman” claimed No. 1 implicit 2nd spot “Free Guy,” which scored archetypal spot astatine the container bureau the erstwhile 2 weekends. The enactment drama starring Ryan Reynolds arsenic a inheritance quality successful a video game, earned much than $13.5 million.

After “Free Guy,” the numbers statesman to substantially drop.

Dergarabedian said consumers are being precise selective successful what they bash extracurricular of their homes, peculiarly erstwhile it comes to heading into theaters.

“When you person marque caller movies, if they are of a genre that radical emotion similar fearfulness oregon person prima similar Ryan Reynolds and a movie that’s perceived to beryllium great, radical privation to spell retired to spot them,” helium said. “The different films that are either disposable connected streaming and/or not getting the top buzz oregon reviews are going to driblet by the wayside. It’s conscionable the quality of this marketplace.”

In 3rd place, “PAW Patrol” reeled successful $6.6 cardinal – a 50% dip from the film’s opening play number. The Paramount film, based connected the fashionable kids TV show, has garnered much than $24 million.

“Jungle Cruise” placed 4th with $5 million, helping the Disney action-adventure movie starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt eclipse the $100 cardinal people successful North America during a five-week span.

“Don’t Breathe 2” earned $2.8 million, “Respect” starring Jennifer Hudson brought successful $2.2 cardinal and “The Suicide Squad” tallied conscionable implicit $2 million.

Meanwhile, “The Protege” with Michael Keaton and Maggie Q pulled successful $1.6 cardinal and “The Night House” had $1.2 million.

“Black Widow” hardly held onto the 10th spot with $855,000. In 8 weeks, the Marvel movie starring Scarlett Johansson has accumulated much than $181.5 cardinal successful North America.

Dergarabedian believes the container bureau could acquisition immoderate increasing pains successful the coming weeks.

“You’re going to person a precise top-heavy container bureau and peculiarly for films that are disposable connected streaming,” helium said. “If they’re not wholly buzzworthy, past radical volition conscionable enactment astatine location and cheque them retired there.

“If those movies astatine the apical are generating large connection of rima and goodwill with audiences toward going to the movie theater, that’s bully for the concern agelong term,” Dergarabedian said.

Top 10

Estimated summons income for Friday done Sunday astatine U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. Where available, the latest planetary numbers for Friday done Sunday are besides included. Final home figures volition beryllium released Monday.

  1. “Candyman,” $22.3 cardinal ($5.2 cardinal international).
  2. “Free Guy,” $13.5 cardinal ($37.3 cardinal international).
  3. “PAW Patrol,” $6.6 cardinal ($10.3 cardinal international).
  4. “Jungle Cruise,” $5 cardinal ($2.7 cardinal international).
  5. “Don’t Breathe 2,” $2.8 cardinal ($1.6 cardinal international).
  6. “Respect,” $2.2 million.
  7. “The Suicide Squad,” $2 cardinal ($4.6 cardinal international).
  8. “The Protege,” $1,6 million.
  9. “The Night House,” $1.2 million.
  10. “Black Widow,” $855,000.

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