Los Angeles (AFP)
Universal’s slasher film “Candyman” topped North American box offices in its opening weekend, taking an estimated $ 22.4 million almost equal to its production budget, said Sunday. industry observer, Exhibitor Relations.
Analysts said the three-day total exceeded expectations for an R-rated film opening in the age of Covid-19 – and with powerful Hurricane Ida depressing attendance in some southern states.
The film, written by Jordan Peele and starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in the blood-spattered lead role, had a budget of $ 25 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Last week’s box office leader, twentieth-century sci-fi comedy “Free Guy,” slipped to second place, to $ 13.6 million. The family movie stars Ryan Reynolds as an Everyman bank teller who discovers he’s a character in a huge video game.
In third place, also down one position, was the Paramount animation “Paw Patrol: The Movie,” at $ 6.6 million. Based on a popular children’s TV show, it tells the story of a boy named Ryder and the brave doggies who help him save Adventure City from an evil mayor.
In fourth place was Disney’s family adventure film “Jungle Cruise” at $ 5 million, bringing its North American total to just over $ 100 million. The studio also offers the film on its Disney Plus streaming service.
And in fifth, the horror feature “Don’t Breathe 2” from Sony, at $ 2.8 million.
To complete the top 10:
“Respect” ($ 2.3 million)
« The Suicide Squad » (2 millions de dollars)
“Le Protégé” ($ 1.7 million)
“The House of the Night” ($ 1.2 million)
“Black Widow” ($ 855,000)
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