‘Candyman’ director Nia DaCosta becomes the first Black female director to have a film debut at number one in the US box office

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‘Candyman’ director Nia DaCosta recently made history by becoming the first Black female director to have a film debut a number one in the US box office!

It’s reported that ‘Candyman’, the sequel to the 1992 movie, made $22 million over the weekend after its release on Friday.

Nia, who directed the horror movie, also co-wrote the film with Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld.

The 31-year-old Brooklyn-born director is now set to direct Marvel Studios’ ‘The Marvels’.