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Nia DaCosta’s “Candyman” is the first film directed by a Black woman to take the number one spot in the Box Office.

Sep 07 2021

Nia DaCosta’s Candyman is the first film directed by a Black woman to take the number one spot in the Box Office. DaCosta’s film, which was produced by Jordan Peele, was one of the movies BIPOC young people were excited to watch this summer, and it exceeded expectations by raking in $22.3 million (above the projected $15 million) during its opening weekend. It is also the first film directed by a Black woman to reach the top spot in the U.S. Box Office. The movie centers on a Black man (played by Watchmen star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) who moves into a loft in a gentrified neighborhood in Chicago, and learns the terrifying truth behind the legend of Candyman. Universal Pictures believed Candyman would attract Black viewers “with the pedigree of Get Out and Us,” and the audience ended up being more diverse than their expectations: According to the studio’s audience survey, 37% of the audience was Black, 30% was White, 22% were Latino, and 5% was Asian. YPulse’s Representation in Action trend report found that 53% of 13-39-year-old BIPOC consumers believe stories centered around BIPOC individuals should be written by BIPOC individuals—and Candyman’s success is a sure sign that the diversity in the horror genre is something young audiences are looking for. (IndieWireDeadline)