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

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

For the first time, black directors have claimed the two top spots at the box office.

He added: 'Ava DuVernay is someone who makes the impossible look easy. While Ryan Coogler's Black Panther continues on its unstoppable domination of cinemas worldwide - it passed the $1 billion in box office takings at the weekend - Ava Duvernay's A Wrinkle in Time took $33.3 million during its opening weekend, which is enough to make it the second highest-grossing film in American cinema at the moment. 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.

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. Says Coogler, "Ava is the past, present and future".

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DuVernay "makes the most distant dreams and ideas a reality" through her work in shows like "Queen Sugar", Coogler wrote.

Now it looks like the overall weekend will be a photo finish: Wrinkle In Time's estimates are at around $40 million - with Black Panther thought to be cruising towards $37 million. As in the book, Meg Murry travels through time to find her missing father. Movie critics praised the visual imagination of A Wrinkle in Time and its messages of diversity and empowerment.

Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon are set to walk the red carpet in London for the European premiere of their film A Wrinkle In Time. She's quickly become someone to watch in Hollywood, and she's just released her newest film, A Wrinkle in Time, a major Disney property that is essentially about a "little black girl with glasses".


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