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Ryan Coogler pens tribute to one of his heroes Ava DuVernay
14 March 2018, 05:57 | Clyde Nash
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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'sBlack 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.
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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Pa.'s Lamb-Saccone race too close to call, AP says
However, the matter is now in the hands of a three-judge federal panel, which is considering an appeal by Republican lawmakers. The AFL-CIO counts 87,000 votes from union households - around a fifth of the electorate.
Mikaela Shiffrin wins 5th slalom globe in 6 seasons
The 22-year-old secured back-to-back crystal globes following giant slalom gold at the Pyeongchang Olympics last month. The World Cup finals begin Wednesday with women's and men's downhill, and the season concludes next Sunday.
Manchester United vs Sevilla
Their recent home wins against Chelsea and Liverpool have all but cemented their Champions League spot for the next season. Midfielder Paul Pogba remains a doubt, however, as United try to capitalise on the 0-0 draw in the first leg in Spain.
TCU falls to Kansas State in overtime
With their conference tournament stay over, the Longhorns will now sit and wait for the selection committee's decision. He didn't take a free throw until being fouled by OSU forward Mitchell Solomon on a 3-pointer with eight minutes left.