Slasher film “Candyman” climbs to the top of the US box office – .

Slasher film “Candyman” climbs to the top of the US box office – .

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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