"Black Panther" Unstoppable, Even Against Disney's "A Wrinkle in Time"

Sachia Vickery

Sachia Vickery

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.

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