Black Panther,' 4 weeks in, tops 'A Wrinkle in Time'

Ava Du Vernay shows support for Ryan Coogler

"It's why I feel privileged to call her my big sister", Coogler wrote in a letter pubished on ESPN. But DuVernay, who also directed Selma (2014) and 13th (2016), adds a twist. However, given the success of Black Panther and numerous studio's other movies over the previous year, even if A Wrinkle in Time doesn't meet financial expectations, it won't be a major loss for the studio. In other words, writes Ford, "Meg is an angry black girl".

After more than five decades of being appreciated as a classic of children's literature, and 15 years after a TV movie version failed to impress, A Wrinkle in Time has finally received the big screen treatment, with director Ava DuVernay's adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's book now playing in theaters.

However, "Black Panther" quickly redeemed the top spot at the North American box office. The $39.6 million worldwide opening is not too shabby, but the film will need to go the distance as its foreign expansion continues.

Just another reason why A Wrinkle in Time should be required viewing for beauty junkies!

"When you think about having two films at the top of the box office, it's definitely a win all around", said Disney's worldwide theatrical distribution president Dave Hollis, told USA Today. We're feeling good about what, for us, is a little family competition between now and the Easter holiday. However, despite the Marvel blockbuster being in its fourth weekend, the fantasy adventure could not dislodge T'Challa from the top of the box office. Its 82-day total has hit a remarkable $397.3 million, good enough for the 30th spot on the all-time domestic list.

The film's opening in China - the world's second biggest market behind the USA - pushed its global total past the $1 billion mark that only 32 other movies have reached.

"A Wrinkle in Time" opened in line with Disney's projections, which were slightly lower than the industry consensus.

Director Ava DuVernay became the first black woman to helm a movie with a budget in excess of $100 million.

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