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Things We Learned From Ava DuVernay on The Breakfast Club

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Ivan Hill | 14 March, 2018, 05:53

The movie starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Minday Kaling, Chris Pine and newcomer Storm Reid grossed another $6.3 million overseas in six territories, so it still has a lot of room to grow its global audience.

Despite looking it like A Wrinkle in Time will do okay at the box office, reviews for the movie haven't been as kind, as it now ranks at 42% among critics on Rotten Tomatoes, while Metacritic has it scored at 53. In the film, Meg and her brother, Charles Wallace, are black.

According to CNN, this is the first time that that two films driven by black directors with budgets exceeding $100 million have managed to clinch the top two box office spots.

Calling the "Selma" helmer a "pioneer", Coogler also talked about DuVernays efforts to improve diversity on her sets, including her decision to hire all-female directors and women in important creative roles for season one of her OWN Network show "Queen Sugar", something she plans to continue in season two.

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With A Wrinkle in Time's opening weekend competition including smaller fare like Gringo, Thoroughbreds and The Strangers: Prey at Night, it's not shocking that it was the top performer last night. Directed by Johannes Roberts, the horror sequel to 2008's "The Strangers" stars Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman. $8.2 million, down nearly 52% from its opening weekend with $31.1 million grossed so far. 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. In its second week of release, the Bruce Willis-led Death Wish added $6.6 million despite falling to the sixth spot from the third.

Entertainment Studios' action-thriller "The Hurricane Heist" opened softly with $3 million for ninth at 2,402 locations for $3 million. Barry Jenkins, another African-American filmmaker, took home Best Picture in 2017 for Moonlight, which was made on just $1.5 million but has taken $27 million internationally.

If our beliefs paralyze us from participating in the systems, what good are they? The wide release of "Hidden Figures", starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae, opened at no. 1 in January of the same year with $22.8 million.

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