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'Candyman' sequel tops the North American box office with $22.4M

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'Candyman' sequel tops the North American box office with $22.4M
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II's "Candyman" is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Horror sequel Candyman -- starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Colman Domingo and Tony Todd -- is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend, earning $22.4 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is Free Guy with $13.6 million, followed by PAW Patrol: The Movie at No. 3 with $6.6 million, Jungle Cruise at No. 4 with $5 million and Don't Breathe 2 at No. 5 with $2.8 million.

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Rounding out the top tier are Respect at No. 6 with $2.2 million, The Suicide Squad at No. 7 with $2 million, The Protege at No. 8 with $1.7 million, The Night House at No. 9 with $1.2 million and Black Widow at No. 10 with $855,000.

The Top 10 movies grossed about $58.3 million this weekend. Last weekend's take for the Top 10 -- when Free Guy was No. 1 for a second time -- was about $59.3 million.

Most of the films are streaming online, as well as screening in theaters, as part of a strategy to give people different ways to view them during the coronavirus pandemic.

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