Weekend Box Office: Wrinkle Wrinkle Little Star

With $561.7 million in 24 days, "Black Panther" is now the seventh-highest domestic grosser of all time. That movie had only grossed $523 million at the end of its fourth weekend, which included Memorial Day Monday, so there's a good chance Black Panther will surpass it even with the stronger competition the next three weekends.

He concluded the letter by praising the "beautiful" "A Wrinkle in Time".

"A Wrinkle in Time" opened in line with Disney's projections, which were slightly lower than the industry consensus. Directed by Johannes Roberts, the horror sequel to 2008's "The Strangers" stars Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman. Already on the brink of reaching profitability with North American returns, it'll be money in the bank by the time the movie debuts overseas. $8.2 million, down nearly 52% from its opening weekend with $31.1 million grossed so far.

In fifth spot was Warner Bros. comedy thriller "Game Night" with $7.9 million. The $69 million picture has made $82.9 million worldwide, which isn't looking too hot for the trashy movie.

The next new wide release, Rob Cohen's The Hurricane Heist, was released by Entertainment Studios into 2,402 theaters, and it bombed pretty badly with just $3.1 million, essentially tying with Paramount's Annihilation for eighth place.

The other half of the weekend's new releases didn't fare so well. The $35 million B-movie has yet to open on foreign soil, but the forecast isn't looking good. Well, the movie got off to a decent start last night, making $1.3 million in Thursday previews.

He went on to discuss the early days of DuVernay's career as an admired Hollywood publicist, noting she'd written, produced, and directed "two wonderful films, about black women finding hope while experiencing grief and loss, all while maintaining a production and distribution company to finance and distribute underserved independent films made by women and people of color".

  • Kyle Peterson