Published: Wed, March 14, 2018

How the box office made history this weekend

How the box office made history this weekend

The Guardian's Amy Nicholson was similarly critical, saying "A Wrinkle in Time feels like a product molded by a megacorporation too tense to hand over the factory controls".

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.

Black Panther, however, has swiftly become the highest-grossing film of the year both in the U.S. and internationally, outstripping its nearest rival, Fifty Shades Freed, by a multiple of five.

The debut of Disney's 'A Wrinkle in Time' aligned pretty closely with the missed-potential of 2015's "Tomorrowland".

A Wrinkle in Time is set for release on March 9th in the United States and on March 23rd in the UK and features a cast that includes Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zach Galifianakis, Levi Miller, Andre Holland and Deric McCabe.

"When you think about having two films at the top of the box office, it's definitely a win all around", said Disney's worldwide theatrical distribution president Dave Hollis.


Like the original novel, A Wrinkle in Time follows the young Meg Murry as she journeys across space with her brother, Charles, and new friend, Calvin, to save her father, and along the way, the trio are aided by Mrs.

Overall domestic box office was $137 million, down 17 per cent from the same weekend a year ago when "Kong: Skull Island" opened with $61 million. Directed by Johannes Roberts, the horror sequel to 2008's "The Strangers" stars Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman.

These two new releases dropped Red Sparrow from second-place to fourth this weekend earning $8.2 million.

In fifth spot was Warner Bros. comedy thriller "Game Night" with $7.9 million.

Bruce Willis' Death Wish dropped 49% and four places with $6.6 million and $23.9 million grossed so far. Its 82-day total has hit a remarkable $397.3 million, good enough for the 30th spot on the all-time domestic list.

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