How the box office made history this weekend

Shout out Vickery acknowledged Monfils on Twitter while sharing this

With the debut of Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time, the box office was topped by two black directors with over $100 million budgets; the other being Black Panther's Ryan Coogler. 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.

Variety reports that it is tracking towards $13 million on its first Friday, slightly ahead of Black Panther's $9 million.

"Ava is a pioneer", Coogler wrote.

Coutinho: Neymar's return to Barcelona 'would be awesome'
Neymar has had a mixed start to life in Paris and speculation abounds about his future despite only joining the team previous year .

Did Kirk Cousins just reveal his top two choices in free agency?
Unlike the 38-year-old McCown, though, it is possible Keenum is looking for more than a one-year deal. Cousins will be a free agent after two seasons playing under the franchise tag in Washington.

Five dead in NY river helicopter crash
The helicopter crashed into the East River near Roosevelt Island, located near the Mayor of New York's official residence. FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said the rescue was hampered by the fact that the passengers were tightly harnessed.

"Ava is a pioneer". She makes the most distant dreams and ideas a reality. Ava is inclusion, equity and representation. Here's a short portion of what Ryan Coogler had to say about the talents of Ana DuVernay. However, given the success of Black Panther and numerous studio's other movies over the previous year, even if A Wrinkle in Time doesn't meet financial expectations, it won't be a major loss for the studio.

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.

He also referred to the hidden message found within "A Wrinkle in Time" that told the story of "a little black girl with glasses" who refused to accept that her father was lost. The main character in the film, Meg, uses her love, her hope and her kickass skills as a scientist to bring him back, and maybe she saves the universe along the way. That being said, as we've seen many times over the years (I'm looking at you, Suicide Squad and the Transformers series), just because a movie doesn't have a great critical reception doesn't mean it can't rake in a sizable amount of money.

Related News:

  • Kenya: Fall of Nasa looms as Raila 'snubs' meeting

    Kenya: Fall of Nasa looms as Raila 'snubs' meeting

    Odinga. "All the three care about is 2022 just because of an agreement that bars Mr Odinga from contesting the presidency". The co-principals said they were not privy to Odinga's meeting and reconciliation talks with Uhuru.

    Mourinho names Premier League's worst manager ever

    United's focus now turns to their crucial UEFA Champions League last-16 second leg clash with Sevilla at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Ex Inter and Crystal Palace manager Frank De Boer has slammed Jose Mourinho for his treatment towards Marcus Rashford .
    Ohio State Basketball: 3 things to watch for vs South Dakota State

    Ohio State Basketball: 3 things to watch for vs South Dakota State

    Redshirt junior guard Macy Miller leads a high-powered South Dakota State offense which is averaging 78.3 points per game. Gedaka has contributed 11.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game while coming off the bench in all but one game on the year.
  • Paul Ryan Splits With Trump Over Tariffs

    Paul Ryan Splits With Trump Over Tariffs

    Repeating his concern about the U.S. trade deficit of $800 billion past year , he said "the biggest problem is China". That's why legislators from US states that export agricultural products are deeply concerned with Trump's action.

    Turning the clocks forward past WWE Fastlane

    John Cena , Sami Zayn , Kevin Owens , Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler will compete against Styles for the blue brand's top title. With Wrestlemania 34 only four weeks away, WWE Fastlane gave fans some clarity on what to expect from the Smackdown side.
    Chiefs set to release Tamba Hali

    Chiefs set to release Tamba Hali

    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly releasing veteran outside linebacker Tamba Hali . Since the 2006 season, Hali has racked up more than 89 sacks in more than 175 career games.
  • Palestinian PM safe in Gaza after explosion near convoy

    Palestinian PM safe in Gaza after explosion near convoy

    He said that despite the attack he remained committed to Palestinian unity and would continue to come to Gaza. The World Bank, European Union and other European governments have paid almost $75 million in funding.
    NCAA women's hoops tournament: UConn could play in Albany

    NCAA women's hoops tournament: UConn could play in Albany

    The women's NCAA Tournament field of 64 teams has been revealed, meaning it's time to fill out those brackets. The Southeastern Conference has seven teams in the tournament, while the Pac-12 and the Big Ten have six.
    Will Democrat Surge Continue in Pennsylvania's Special Election?

    Will Democrat Surge Continue in Pennsylvania's Special Election?

    Republicans have spent more than $10 million to prevent a defeat in the district, which Trump won in 2016 by 20 percentage points. Voters in the district's special election will cast their ballot Tuesday to fill the open House seat to Rep.
  • GameMaker Studio 2 adds Nintendo Switch support

    GameMaker Studio 2 adds Nintendo Switch support

    EF Games will bring you more information on GameMaker Studio 2 Nintendo Switch edition and the games it powers as it is released. The latest system update includes new user icons and makes downloading pre-purchased software easier than before.
    Cleveland Browns: Why another trade with the Buffalo Bills isn't likely

    Cleveland Browns: Why another trade with the Buffalo Bills isn't likely

    I am angry at the fact that the Browns would not choose a quarterback in one of the best quarterback classes in the last 5 years. Though their draft plans have been on the down low, Saquon Barkley could take the pressure off of Taylor in his first year.
    Iowa Senate majority leader resigns after video shows him kissing lobbyist

    Iowa Senate majority leader resigns after video shows him kissing lobbyist

    In the final moments of the short clip, the short haired, blonde woman leaned in and gave Dix a kiss on the lips. Bill Dix talks about the Senate Republicans' efforts to address sexual harassment in their caucus on November 14.


Most liked

Salma Hayek is not impressed with the new Frida Kahlo Barbie doll
Hayek was not the only one who raised her concern about Kahlo's image being used by a big corporate house. She and her lawyer, Sangri, are hoping to discuss a redesign with Mattel .

To-Dallas Southwest Airlines flight diverted to Albuquerque after smoke fills cabin
Passengers said they could feel heat from the vents shortly before the crew said the plane was going to make an emergency landing. According to KRQE-TV, Southwest flight 3562 took off from Phoenix last night and was headed for Dallas Love Field Airport.

Russian Athlete Rumyantseva Wins Gold in Ski Race at Paralympic Games
With the 17 goals, Canada has now scored 991 since Hockey Canada took over the sledge hockey program in 2004. Taras finished ahead of US athletes Daniel Cnossen and Andrew Soule who took silver and bronze respectively.

From threats to peace talks
A Realmeter poll showed Monday that 73 percent of 500 South Koreans surveyed said they welcomed North Korea's change of attitude. North Korea is a dictatorship and an impoverished country, crippled by a failed economic system and harsh worldwide sanctions .

National Football League free agency 2018: Case Keenum to sign with Broncos, report says
According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the Buffalo Bills have "some interest" in Minnesota Vikings' quarterback Sam Bradford . The 30-year-old started in place of the injured Bradford in the 2017 season, throwing for 3,547 yards and 22 touchdowns.

Bride driving to her wedding arrested for DUI
Officers arrested Young, charging her with driving under the influence, and brought her to the police station for a blood sample. She was handcuffed and put into the back of a police vehicle at 10.30am yesterday in Marana, Arizona, 30 miles north of Tuscon.

Benue Killings: IGP disobeyed my orders
He denied insinuations that he overlooked the killings that happened in Benue, saying he is genuinely anxious over them. While he commiserated with the people over the killings, he described the attacks and bloodshed as unfortunate.

Dominant platforms have ruined the web, says Berners-Lee
In 2016, the United Nations declared internet access a human right, on par with clean water, electricity, shelter and food. At the Web Foundation , we are ready to play our part in this mission and build the web we all want.

Assassin's Creed Origins' Curse of the Pharaohs DLC gets a launch trailer
Professional killer's Creed Origins: The Curse of the Pharaohs is the last DLC incorporated into the ebb and flow Season Pass. Some of these are buffs to other abilities, like Dash Boost, which rewards flawless dodges with a damage boost.

Qualcomm: Donald Trump blocks Broadcom takeover bid over security concerns
Qualcomm is known for inventing 2G and 3G wireless network technology, and it has been investing heavily in 5G research. Qualcomm is now involved in intense litigation with Apple around patents and accusations of anti-competitive behaviour.

Federer rolls into fourth round of Indian Wells
I mean, I just completely lost rhythm, everything". "I stopped doing it eventually but it was good for a spell". Nishikori withdrew from the Australian Open earlier this year with a right wrist injury.

Judge rules victor of $560M Powerball jackpot can stay anonymous
The woman won the Powerball drawing January 6 after buying the ticket at Reeds Ferry Market, a convenience store in Merrimack. The woman is collecting a lump-sum cash prize of $352 million, which will get whittled down to $264 million after taxes.

Apple orders first animated show from 'Bob's Burgers' creator
Already greenlit for two seasons, the series will follow a family of caretakers that work and live in the famous NY landmark. Bouchard will remain busy; not only is Bob's Burgers continuing at FOX, but a movie has been in development for a while.

Aviation authority grounds eight IndiGo and three GoAir aircraft with faulty engines
Clarifying its position, Pratt & Whitney in a statement said: "We are working closely with our customers to minimize disruption". The corrective action has been approved and we have already begun to deliver production engines with the upgraded configuration.

Spotify launched in South Africa
Music streaming company Spotify Technology S.A. has launched its service in Israel on Monday at a press conference in Tel Aviv. Amazon Music Unlimited has 16 million paying subscribers, and Pandora Media Inc has 5.48 million total subscribers.