Jordan Peele and Nia DaCosta’s ‘Candyman” made it to the top spot at the North American box office. According to Associated Press, the Universal Pictures film earned more than $22.3 million it’s opening weekend.

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The horror film starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, explores the urban legend that says if someone repeats “Candyman” five times in front of a mirror, that person would summon the hook-handed killer.The rated R film is a sequel to the original “Candyman” in 1992. The film is reportedly expected to gross $5.23 million in 51 international markets.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday. Read full story here.


1. “Candyman,” $22.3 million ($5.2 million international).

2. “Free Guy,” $13.5 million ($37.3 million international).

3. “PAW Patrol,” $6.6 million ($10.3 million international).

4. “Jungle Cruise,” $5 million ($2.7 million international).

5. “Don’t Breathe 2,” $2.8 million ($1.6 million international).

6. “Respect,” $2.2 million.

7. “The Suicide Squad,” $2 million ($4.6 million international).

8. “The Protege,” $1,6 million.

9. “The Night House,” $1.2 million.

10. “Black Widow,” $855,000.