'Black Panther,' 4 weeks in, tops 'A Wrinkle in Time'


With $561.7 million in 24 days, "Black Panther" is now the seventh-highest domestic grosser of all time. 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". That movie had only grossed $523 million at the end of its fourth weekend, which included Memorial Day Monday, so there's a good chance Black Panther will surpass it even with the stronger competition the next three weekends. He spent the rest of the ode showing his appreciation for A Wrinkle in Time. She's quickly become someone to watch in Hollywood, and she's just released her newest film, A Wrinkle in Time, a major Disney property that is essentially about a "little black girl with glasses". With Christina Hendricks as the sole recognizable name in the cast list, the property, advertising and subject matter had to carry the weight. $8.2 million, down nearly 52% from its opening weekend with $31.1 million grossed so far.

The two have been competing tightly for the top spot in the box office. The $69 million picture has made $82.9 million worldwide, which isn't looking too hot for the trashy movie.

As far as other specialty releases, IFC Films' The Death of Stalin, directed by Veep creator Armando Ianucci and starring Steve Buscemi and Jeffrey Tambor, took in $181k in four theaters in NY and L.A., an impressive $45k per theater.

Entertainment Studios' action-thriller "The Hurricane Heist" opened softly with $3 million for ninth at 2,402 locations for $3 million. The $35 million B-movie has yet to open on foreign soil, but the forecast isn't looking good.

Paramount's third weekend of sci-fi horror movie "Annihilation" came in eighth with $3.3 million at 1,709 screens. 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.