Weekend Box Office: 'Wrinkle in Time' Flattened by 'Panther'


At one point, it was so close you could taste a possible upset. However, given the success of Black Panther and numerous studio's other movies over the past year, even if A Wrinkle in Time doesn't meet financial expectations, it won't be a major loss for the studio.

With $561.7 million in 24 days, "Black Panther" is now the seventh-highest domestic grosser of all time.

A Wrinkle in Time, a fantasy movie directed by Ava DuVernay and based on the novel by Madeleine L'Engle, grossed $33.4 million in its opening weekend. Now playing in every worldwide market, its foreign box office climbed to $516.6 million, making it the fifth title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to pass the $1 billion milestone. The movie is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan. In other news, Disney has officially greenlit a sequel, which spoils the fact that Black Panther has no possibility of dying in the upcoming "Avengers: Infinity War".

"A Wrinkle in Time" follows Meg (Storm Reid) as she embarks upon a quest to find her parents, Dr. Alex Murry (Chris Pine) and Dr. Kate Murry (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) somewhere in the universe.

Also new over the weekend, Aviron Pictures' "Strangers: Prey at Night" opened in third place with $10.4 million. Despite the drop, he Jennifer Lawrence film raised its worldwide total to $82.9 million. Dropping 52% in attendance to $8.1 million, the film was knocked it into the #4 spot. Sony's fifth weekend of "Peter Rabbit" came in sixth with $6.8 million at 3,112 venues to push the family comedy past $93 million domestically. Already on the brink of reaching profitability with North American returns, it'll be money in the bank by the time the movie debuts overseas.

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Bruce Willis' Death Wish dropped 49% and four places with $6.6 million and $23.9 million grossed so far.

Sony's 12th weekend of "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" rounded out the top 10 with $2.7 million at 2,157 sites. Shockingly, the action movie had the second-best CinemaScore this weekend with a pretty very bad "B-". This isn't a good start for Amazon Studios' first attempt at self-distribution, and the film's "C+" CinemaScore shows that audiences just didn't get it.

Focus Features' thriller "Thoroughbreds" opened with a quiet $1.2 million on 549 screens.

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