"Black Panther" Unstoppable, Even Against Disney's "A Wrinkle in Time"
Mar 14 2018
Hollis also predicted that "A Wrinkle in Time" has the next four weekends during spring vacations from schools. She made a name for herself as a filmmaker for directing movies about black women but she became a national sensation for her 2014 hit Selma, which depicted the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965.
Reuters/Andrew KellyFans rejoice in the diversity represented in both "A Wrinkle In Time" and "Black Panther". Throughout the weekend, the film gained $41.1 million.
Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling in a promo for A Wrinkle in Time. The film follows a young girl (Reid), her step-brother (Deric McCabe), and a friend (Levi Miller) as they embark on a journey that spans time and space in search of her missing father.
Next weekend sees the release of Tomb Raider, which will certainly shake up the box office once again. That's just about half what the original The Strangers movie did when released by Rogue Pictures in 2008, and the sequel's "C" CinemaScore does not bode well for its future.
A Wrinkle in Time grossed $1.2 million in Thursday previews that was added into its Friday take of $10.3 million, and though it held up well for the weekend, its $33.3 million estimated gross (around $8,3k per theater) put it in second place.
The New Line comedy Game Night took fifth place with $7.9 million, down 24% in its third weekend to bring its domestic total to $45 million. The family-friendly Peter Rabbit finished in the sixth spot with $6.8 million to bring its five-week total to $93.5 million. 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). Warner Bros.is also launching action-adventure "Tomb Raider", starring Alicia Vikander, in around 3,600 locations.