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‘Candyman’ Leads Box Office as ‘Jungle Cruise’ Nears $100

Universal/MGM’s “Candyman” is main the field workplace on this last August weekend, incomes $9.1 million from 3,569 screens on Friday. The revival of the ’90s horror sequence is now estimated to earn a $20 million opening, beating pre-release projections for a $15 million begin.

Directed by Nia DaCosta and produced by Jordan Peele, “Candyman” has been well-received by critics and audiences with a B on CinemaScore, together with a 85% critics rating and 74% viewers rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie was produced on a reported $25 million funds.

In fourth on the weekend charts is Disney’s “Jungle Cruise,” which can develop into the fifth post-shutdown movie to gross $100 million in North America by Monday on the newest. The Dwayne Johnson-Emily Blunt journey movie is at the moment estimated to earn $4.5 million in its fifth weekend, giving it a complete of $99.6 million.


Despite being launched day-and-date as a premium title on Disney+ and taking a $35 million opening final month, “Jungle Cruise” has legged out on the late summer season field workplace in a means that many different day-and-date releases haven’t. The movie joins “A Quiet Place — Part II,” “F9,” “Black Widow” and “Godzilla vs. Kong,” movies that both had theatrical exclusivity or greater opening weekend totals.

Elsewhere within the Top 5, 20th Century Studios’ “Free Guy” is second with $12.7 million, giving it a complete of $78.Four million after three weekends. The authentic comedy starring Ryan Reynolds was championed by exhibitors at CinemaCon this previous week as proof of the significance of theatrical exclusivity for film releases at a time when movies like “Black Widow” and “The Suicide Squad” have been launched day-and-date.

Paramount’s “Paw Patrol: The Movie” is in third with $6.5 million in its second weekend for a 10-day complete of $24 million, whereas Sony/Screen Gems’ “Don’t Breathe 2” sits under “Jungle Cruise” in fifth with $2.5 million and a complete of $24.2 million after three weekends

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