Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

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

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

On Friday, the two movies were fairly close with $10 million each, but Black Panther picked up its pace on Saturday, pulling ahead of A Wrinkle in Time by $5 million.

The Marvel superhero movie took $40.8 million, industry monitor Exhibitor Relations reported, bumping it up to a domestic total of $561.7 million in its four-week run, making it the seventh-biggest domestic release ever. Now playing in every global market, its foreign box office climbed to $516.6 million, making it the fifth title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to pass the $1 billion milestone. The $100 million-plus budgeted film is depending on family audiences to support the film in the coming weeks to push it into profitability. 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. Falling just 24% in attendance, the comedy added another $7.9 million to its domestic gross, which now sits at $45 million.

The Compton native's relatively late to the movie game and has already got some pretty impressive films under her belt like Selma, 13, and more recently, A Wrinkle In Time.

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Coogler then called DuVernay's new film A Wrinkle in Time "beautiful", writing, "I watched closely from across the hall at Disney while working on Black Panther as my big sister inspired her crew with love and navigated the challenges of studio filmmaking, adapting a book that many people called unfilmable into a movie that explodes with hope, with love and with women warriors". Directed by Johannes Roberts, the horror sequel to 2008's "The Strangers" stars Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman.

20th Century Fox's Red Sparrow, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton, dropped to fourth place with an est. Dropping 52% in attendance to $8.1 million, the film was knocked it into the #4 spot. Despite playing on 2,402 screens, Rob Cohen's 'The Hurricane Heist' was rained out with a weak $3.1 million debut ($1,311 per screen). Shockingly, the action movie had the second-best CinemaScore this weekend with a pretty very bad "B-". "We're feeling good about this start".

The other half of the weekend's new releases didn't fare so well.

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