Candy man made his way to the top of the box office, where the iconic villain grossed a cool $ 22 million in 3,569 theaters, proving once again that audiences just can’t get enough horror in their appetites. According to Deadline, Nia DaCosta’s thriller (by producer Jordan Peele) ranks fourth behind 2009 in terms of August releases Ultimate goal ($ 27.4 million), 2016 Don’t breathe ($ 26.4 million) and 2007 Halloween ($ 26.3 million). Not too shabby!

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The audience gave the film with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett and (short) Tony Todd a “B”, well above the C + score of the original 1992, and placed it right next to current genre entries how The eternal purge (Federation Don’t breathe (B); and on par with Peele’s previous production, US (B), but below Exit (A-). It will be interesting to see if Candy man has legs in the coming weeks.

Elsewhere, Free guy stayed in second place at $ 13.55 million (-27%) in week 3 while Jungle cruise officially crossed the $ 100 million mark after grossing an additional $ 5 million in the fifth week after it was released.

Overall, going to the movies has been pretty slow, although promising a little more excitement next week with the Marvel release Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings, which is expected to raise at least $ 45 million over the extended Labor Day holiday.

Box Office Top 10

1.) Candy man (Uni) 3,569 cinemas Fr $ 9.1 million / Sat $ 7.78 million / Sun $ 5.4 million / 3 days $ 22.37 million / week 1
2.) Free guy (Disc./20.) 3,940 (-225) cinemas Fr $ 3.6 million (-31%) / Sat $ 6 million / Sun $ 4 million / 3 days $ 13.55 million (-27 %) / Total $ 79.3 million / week 3
3.) Paw patrol (Par) 3,189 (+5) cinemas Fr $ 1.75 million (-61%) / Sat $ 2.86 million / Sun $ 2 million / 3 days $ 6.6 million (-50%) / Total $ 24M / week 2
4.) Jungle cruise (Dis) 3,370 (-205) cinemas Fr $ 1.3 million (-26%) / Sat $ 2.2 million / Sun $ 1.4 million / 3 days $ 5 million (-21%) / Total $ 100.1M / week 5
5.) Don’t breathe 2 (Sony) 2,703 (-302) cinemas Fr $ 805,000 / Sat $ 1.2 million / Sun $ 785,000 / 3 days $ 2.8 million (-45%) / Total: $ 24.6 million / week 3
6.) respect (UAR) 2,607 (-600) cinemas Fr $ 629,000 (-42%) / Sat $ 965,000 / Sun $ 675,000 / 3 days $ 2.269 million (-40%) / total $ 19.7 million / week 3
7.) The suicide squad (WB) 2,436 (-490) cinemas, 3 days USD 2 million (-40%) / total USD 52.8 million / week 4
8th.) The protégé (LG) 2,577 cinemas Fr $ 484,000 / Sat $ 689,000 / Sun $ 477,000 / 3 days $ 1.65 million (-43%) / total: $ 5.7 million / week 2
9.) Night house (Sea) 2,250 cinemas Fr. $ 354,000 / Sat $ 511,000 / Sun $ 353,000 / 3 days $ 1.2 million (-58%) / total $ 5.1 million / week 2
10.) Black widow (Dis) 1,050 (-290) cinemas Fri $ 227,000 / Sat $ 382,000 / Sun $ 246,000 / 3 days $ 855,000 (-23%) / total $ 181.5 million / week 8