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Nia DaCosta Becomes First Black Female Director to Debut at #1 With CandyMan

Nia DaCosta just made history in Hollywood and we are here for it.

The director of the highly anticipated movie, ‘Candyman’ has become the first black female director to have her film debut at #1.

The film’s anticipation was built up for so long that folks couldn’t wait to see the movie that was released on Frida, August 27.

After numerous delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, moviegoers showed up and showed out at theatres this weekend all across the United States.

Variety Magazine reports that the sequel to the 1992 film was distributed by Universal Pictures and MGM and has surpassed the projected earnings of $15 million in ticket sales.

The Nia DaCosta directed flick made a whooping $32million in box office earnings on its opening weekend.

Nia has paved the way for other black female directors with her feat but other women have also come close to achieving this.

Ava DuVernay, came close to reaching number one for the 2018  film “A Wrinkle in Time,” and Gina Prince-Bythewood, who directed the classic movie “Love and Basketball,” which

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