"I watched closely from across the hall at Disney while working on Black Panther as my big sister inspired her crew with love and navigated the challenges of studio filmmaking, adapting a book that many people called unfilmable into a movie that explodes with hope, with love, and with women warriors".
Reuters/Andrew KellyFans rejoice in the diversity represented in both "A Wrinkle In Time" and "Black Panther". She made a show called "Queen Sugar" and mandated the use of female directors and key creatives a full two years before the great Frances McDormand shared with the world what an inclusion rider was.
The film also marks the first time a woman of color has directed a Hollywood action movie with a budget bigger than $100 million, and with such a multi-racial cast.
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The film adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's 1962 novel grossed about $10.2 million on Friday, making Ryan Coogler's "Black Panther's" $10 million gross on Friday move to second place.
"Black Panther", starring Chadwick Boseman as the titular king of the African utopia Wakanda, is the first movie since "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" to top the domestic box offices for four consecutive weekends. Directed by Johannes Roberts, the horror sequel to 2008's "The Strangers" stars Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman.
Next was Fox espionage thriller "Red Sparrow", with Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian ballerina-turned-elite spy.
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In its third week of release, the comedy Game Night rounded out the top five earning $7.9 million. Dropping 52% in attendance to $8.1 million, the film was knocked it into the #4 spot.
Sixth place went to Sony's Peter Rabbit with $6.8 million, down 32% in its fifth weekend, and an impressive $93.5 million grossed just in North America so far. "We're feeling good about this start".
As far as other specialty releases, IFC Films' The Death of Stalin, directed by Veep creator Armando Ianucci and starring Steve Buscemi and Jeffrey Tambor, took in $181k in four theaters in NY and L.A., an impressive $45k per theater.
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