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 worldwide audience. "A Wrinkle In Time" held a close score with $33.3 million.
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.
This isn't the first open letter Coogler has penned since the blockbuster release of Black Panther: He wrote a heartfelt open letter to viewers after his Marvel Studios film enjoyed a historic opening at the Presidents' Day box office.
Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon play the three supernatural beings who help guide Meg Murry (Storm Reid), a 13-year-old who loves physics, in a search for her missing father that involves saving the universe from impending evil.
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.
Jennifer Lawrence's smutty spy thriller 'Red Sparrow' took a beating at the box office over its second week. 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. Its $2.6 million debut only got as high as #11 and resulted in a $1,094 per-screen average. It has now gained a domestic total of $562 million, with more than a billion dollars globally. The Amazon Studios and STXfilms' action comedy stars David Oyelowo as a business man who works for a company that had developed the "weed pill" and is sent to Mexico to handle the manufacturing of the product, but ends up getting kidnapped by a drug cartel.
Black Panther, however, has swiftly become the highest-grossing film of the year both in the USA and internationally, outstripping its nearest rival, Fifty Shades Freed, by a multiple of five.