‘Black Panther’ tops ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

Ava DuVernay’s adaption of “A Wrinkle in Time” opened in second place with $33.3 million.

BlackPanther5a68e541da0aeBlack Panther” remained at the top spot of the North American box office with $41.1 million according to studio estimates Sunday and had now crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide this weekend becoming the 7th highest grossing domestic release with $562 million.

Ava DuVernay’s adaption of “A Wrinkle in Time” opened in second place with $33.3 million from 3,980 locations. A film which targets 8-12 year old girls and  cost around $103 million to produce stars Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon and received mixed reviews from critics (it’s currently at a “rotten” 44 percent on RottenTomatoes) and audiences who gave it a B CinemaScore.

In gauging “A Wrinkle in Time’s” long-term prospects, a somewhat similar comparison could be Disney’s “Tomorrowland,” a PG-rated sci-fi pic with middling reviews and a B CinemaScore which opened to $33 million in the early summer of 2015 and went on to gross $93 million domestically. “Tomorrowland,” however, notably cost nearly twice as much to make as “A Wrinkle in Time.”

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