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Ryan Coogler pens tribute to one of his heroes Ava DuVernay

14 March 2018, 05:57 | Clyde Nash

Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion

Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion

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.

The weekend marks the first time in recent memory that films both led and directed by African-Americans have nabbed the first and second place spots at the box office.

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.

"A Wrinkle in Time" opened in line with Disney's projections, which were slightly lower than the industry consensus. The $100 million-plus budgeted film is depending on family audiences to support the film in the coming weeks to push it into profitability.

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The PG-rated film was directed by Ava DuVernay and stars Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Chris Pine.

Wisely, Focus Features opened Cory Finley's comedic thriller Thoroughbreds more moderately into 549 theaters, where it averaged around $2.2k per venue to open in 15th place with $1.2 million. "A Wrinkle In Time" held a close score with $33.3 million. That's just about half what the original The Strangers movie did when released by Rogue Pictures in 2008, and the sequel's "C" CinemaScore does not bode well for its future.

Warner Bros.' third weekend of R-rated comedy "Game Night" finished fifth with $7.9 million at 3,061 locations, declining only 24 per cent to lift its 17-day total to $45 million.

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. The final new-release debut of the weekend, The Hurricane Heist, debuted at number eight with $3.2 million.



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