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US Box Office Figures 27th - 29th August 2021: Candyman remake hits the top of the US box office on its debut weekend

Robert Hyde

Candyman
Director Nia DaCosta brings her re-image of the 1990's Candyman movie to the big screen and hit the top of the box office on its debut weekend.

With a high profile new relese there are no other big movies out this weekend and the only other new release in the top 15 is An Egg Rescue at number 13 with $430,000.

US box office QuickView

  • Number 1 - Candyman (1st Weekend)
  • Highest debut - Candyman (@1)
  • Longest run - Black Widow (8 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Black Widow ($181.5 Million)

US box office top 5 breakdown weekend 27th - 29th August 20221

Candyman

Candyman 2021

The classic horror movie from the 1990's is given a modern makeover by director Nia DaCosta which takes $22.3 Million on its debut weekend.

The original movie which stars Virginia Madsen and Tony Todd was from a story by renown horror write Clive Barker, the remake is brought to us by man of the moment horror diretor/producer Jordan Peele who wrote the story with the director DaCosta and Win Rosenfeld

Even more incredible is that this is the first movie to make its debut at the top of the US box office from a black female director, an amazing achievement.

Free Guy

The sleeper smash hit from director Shawn Levy falls to number 2 this weekend with a gross of $13.5 Million which is only 28% lower than last weekend on the movies third week on the box office.

This gives the movie a US total gross of $79.3 Million which makes it the 7th top movie of 2021.

The Paw Patrol Movie

Dropping to number 3 this week is the Children's favourite which takes $6.6 Million on its second weekend, a fairly steep 49% drop over last weekend.

The movie has now taken $24 Million in total in the US.

Jungle Cruise

Jungle Cruise

Dropping a single place to number 4 this week is Disney's action adventure movie which takes $5 Million on its 5th weekend, a 19% drop.

The movie has now passed the $100 Million mark in America which makes it the 4th top movie of 2021.

Don't Breathe 2

The horror movie sequel falls to 5 with $2.8 Million, down 44%, giving the movie a total gross of $24.5 Million after 3 weeks of release.

This weeks top 10 US Box Office films

  1. Candyman - $22,370,000
  2. Free Guy - $13,556,000
  3. The Paw Patrol Movie - $6,625,000
  4. Jungle Cruise - $5,020,000
  5. Don't Breathe 2 - $2,835,000
  6. Respect - $2,170,000
  7. The Suicide Squad - $2,035,000
  8. The Protégé - $1,650,000
  9. The Night House - $1,218,000
  10. Black Widow - $855,000
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