Candyman

Candyman

ReleaseOctober 16, 2020
RatingR
Directors Nia DaCosta
WritersJordan Peele, Win Rosenfield, Nia Da Costa
StarringYahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

A “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 horror film ‘Candyman’ that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.

For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO’s Watchmen, Us) and his partner, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.

With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini-Green old-timer (Colman Domingo; HBO’s Euphoria, Assassination Nation) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifying wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

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Box Office Grosses
Week Ending March 6, 2020
Film Weekend Box Office Theater Count Total Gross
Bad Boys for Life $3,022,087 2,159 $202,000,190
The Photograph $343,005 382 $20,357,055
Just Mercy $94,061 211 $35,915,353
Premature $543 10 $22,648
Zombi Child $437 3 $25,454

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