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    Nia DaCosta's "Candyman" Created Box Office History, But Some People Are Still Calling It Jordan Peele's Film

    Nia DaCosta is the GOAT.

    Candyman is finally here, and candies are not the only thing it is dishing out.

    Yahya Abdul-Mateen II holding a camera

    If you didn't know, the movie is actually a reboot of Bernard Rose’s Candyman that came out in 1992.

    a man and a woman inside of a burning house

    Well, Candyman has generated lots of chatter not only in terms of entertainment but also for its talented director Nia DaCosta who has set a benchmark for other filmmakers.

    Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in paint-splattered coveralls

    And as of this weekend, Nia DaCosta has become the first Black female director to have her movie open at #1 in domestic box offices.

    A woman in a silver sparkly dress, looking ahead

    Let's take a look at what Twitter is saying about Nia and her latest film.

    1. Congratulations are in order.

    Congratulations to Nia DaCosta for becoming the first Black woman director with a #1 film at the box office! #Candyman

    Twitter: @GeeksOfColor

    2. When it comes to three-day gross on domestic box offices for a Black female director, it stands behind Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time at the second place.

    ‘Candyman’ grosses $22.3 million to become the first #1 film directed by a Black woman

    Twitter: @Phil_Lewis_

    3. She will most likely do it again when her next movie comes out.

    2021: Nia DaCosta is the first Black woman director to top the box office Nia DaCosta in 2022 when THE MARVELS comes out:

    Twitter: @Rendy_Jones

    4. Many people spoke up after noticing on Twitter that the movie was being described as being Jordan Peele's, who was the producer and one of the writers, and not DaCosta's.

    How am I still seeing people call it Jordan Peele’s Candyman, at this point in time. How. It’s Nia DaCosta’s Candyman.

    Twitter: @slimyswampghost

    5. This is surely not OK. Movies are often recognized by their director's names, and Candyman should be known by DaCosta's name.

    Can we not do this, Twitter? Nia DaCosta is the director. Period.

    Twitter: @AlishaGrauso

    6. Not to forget that DaCosta also wrote the screenplay for the the movie alongside Peele.

    Not so gentle reminder that this woman, Nia DaCosta is the director of Candyman. Jordan Peele is the producer

    Twitter: @AyyPebo

    7. Yes! Say her name.

    Female directors have been working their asses off for decades....give them their dues. #Candyman is Nia DaCosta's film. Thank you for coming to my ted talk. #FilmTwitter

    Twitter: @rosasreviews

    8. Credit where it's due.

    Jordan Peele is brilliant, but y’all can’t dismiss the brilliant director Nia DaCosta who directed Candyman. Y’all gotta give credit where it’s due.

    Twitter: @english_shamar

    9. I hope everyone starts calling it what it is: Nia DaCosta's movie.

    #Candyman (2021) BEAUTIFULLY shot, my God. Reminder: THIS IS NIA DACOSTA's Films.

    Twitter: @TheRapNerdJso

    10. Some people praised her journey, noting that this big achievement didn't come easy.

    "Candyman" director Nia DaCosta on some of the racist and sexist and demeaning experiences she had **from colleagues** while making the film

    Twitter: @Nina_Metz

    11. Others pointed out that you can also watch the talented director's debut film Little Woods, too.

    Nia DaCosta is the first Black woman director with a number 1 film at the box office. DaCosta's feature debut LITTLE WOODS is available to rent, buy, and stream online! Her next film is the CAPTAIN MARVEL sequel, THE MARVELS, the first Marvel film directed by a Black woman.

    Twitter: @screenqueenz

    12. Personally, I'm already looking forward to see her next work, The Marvels.

    #TheMarvels director Nia DaCosta pitched a 'Galactus, Storm, and Scott Summers team-up movie' when she was first hired "I just nerded out" (via @guardian)

    Twitter: @CultureCrave

    13. Nia DaCosta. Remember the name.

    Nia DaCosta. That’s it, that’s the tweet.

    Twitter: @aikohwrites