'Candyman' director Nia DaCosta makes history

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(CNN)"Candyman" director Nia DaCosta has go the archetypal Black pistillate manager to person a movie debut successful the top spot successful the US container office, Universal Pictures announced Tuesday.

According to Box Office Mojo, the fearfulness film, a sequel of the 1992 movie, made implicit $22 cardinal implicit the weekend.

The movie is besides present the 2nd highest-grossing three-day opening for a Black pistillate director, led by Ava DuVernay for "A Wrinkle successful Time."

    DaCosta co-wrote the movie with Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld. This mentation of "Candyman" has each Black leads and addresses racism, chronicling the communicative of a Black antheral who was killed for falling successful emotion with a White woman.

      DaCosta said successful a caller interrogation with the New York Times that she welcomed the accidental to collaborate with Peele.

      "I was truly excited due to the fact that Jordan Peele was co-writer and a shaper -- no-brainer. So, I felt truly harmless successful the process due to the fact that I'm a immense instrumentality of his."

        Next up for DaCosta is directing "The Marvels," the travel to 2019's "Captain Marvel" for Marvel Studios.

        "Candyman" tin presently beryllium seen successful theaters.

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