“Black Panther” & “A Wrinkle in Time” Make Box Office History

For the first time in U. S. box office history two Black directors have held the no. 1 and 2 spots at the box office.

Black Panther glided past the billion-dollar mark in worldwide theaters this weekend, earning the number one box office spot for the fourth week in a row, with Ava Duvernay’s A Wrinkle in Time finishing up in second place, marking the first time that films by black directors have held the top 2 spots at the U.S. box office.

According to Box Office Mojo, Black Panther earned $41 million this weekend, making it the first movie with a predominately black cast to make $1 billion worldwide while setting a number of other records:

Its domestic total of $562 million makes it the third-biggest 24-day total of all time behind The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi

Ryan Coogler becomes the only second black director to direct a $1 billion-dollar-grossing movie, joining F. Gary Gray, who directed The Fate of the Furious.

Black Panther is the second-highest grossing comic book superhero movie in North American film history (The Avengers is #1 with $623 million … but seemingly not for long.)

It is now the seventh-biggest unadjusted domestic grossing movie of all time.

Wow!

Adding to that, this is happening during women’s history month and DuVernay (a woman director), her film A Wrinkle in Time earned 33 million.

Ryan Coogler, 31, becomes the only second black director to direct a $1 billion-dollar-grossing movie, joining F. Gary Gray, who directed The Fate of the Furious.

Black Panther is the second-highest grossing comic book superhero movie in North American film history (The Avengers is #1 with $623 million … but seemingly not for long.)

It is now the seventh-biggest unadjusted domestic grossing movie of all time.

Get it… #BlackExcellence!

Photo: LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Directors Ava DuVernay (L) and Ryan Coogler arrive at the world premiere of Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood CA, March 26, 2018. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Review overview
NO COMMENTS

POST A COMMENT

Password Reset
Please enter your e-mail address. You will receive a new password via e-mail.