Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

How Much A Wrinkle In Time Made Opening Night

Ava Du Vernay shows support for Ryan Coogler Alberto E. Rodriguez Getty Images
Doris Mccormick | 13 March, 2018, 13:48

Ryan Coogler's Black Panther made an estimated $41 million this past weekend, pushing the superhero movie past $1 billion at the worldwide box office, according to Box Office Mojo. "It's why I feel privileged to call her my big sister", Coogler wrote in a letter pubished on ESPN.

Black Panther, however, has swiftly become the highest-grossing film of the year both in the U.S. and internationally, outstripping its nearest rival, Fifty Shades Freed, by a multiple of five. As a writer and director, she's known for powerhouse, emotional films like Selma - the biopic of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama - as well as 13th, a Netflix documentary that goes into America's prison system to show how racial inequality affects inmates. She makes the most distant dreams and ideas a reality.

Ryan Coogler's Black Panther is one of the highest grossing movies of all time, a feat that it accomplished in nearly exactly one month.

And even with those numbers, Wrinkle In Time may still struggle to make a profit - as its budget far exceeded $100 million.

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While Ava DuVernay's "A Wrinkle in Time" came in second place at the box office this weekend, the Disney release only opened to $33.3 million against a reported $103 million budget. Says Coogler, "Ava is the past, present and future".

Coogler described A Wrinkle In Time as "a film about a little black girl with glasses - like my mom, like my wife, like my big sister Ava - who refuses to accept that her dad is lost".

No matter how A Wrinkle In Time does, at least Ava DuVernay knows she has at least one absolute rave review waiting for her whenever she wants it.

"The main character in the film, Meg, uses her love, her hope and her kickass skills as a scientist to bring him back, and maybe she saves the universe along the way", he wrote to end the letter.

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