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. Duvernay was one of Coogler's biggest cheerleaders when "Black Panther" premiered a few weeks ago. Well, the movie got off to a decent start last night, making $1.3 million in Thursday previews. Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time are both sending shockwaves throughout the entertainment industry.
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".
That could still all change, though, with a telling two days still to go.
"Black Panther", starring Chadwick Boseman as the titular king of the African utopia Wakanda, is the first movie since "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" to top the domestic box offices for four consecutive weekends.
However it has a Rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes, earning an aggregated score of 42%. That being said, as we've seen many times over the years (I'm looking at you, Suicide Squad and the Transformers series), just because a movie doesn't have a great critical reception doesn't mean it can't rake in a sizable amount of money.
And even with those numbers, Wrinkle In Time may still struggle to make a profit - as its budget far exceeded $100 million. As in the book, Meg Murry travels through time to find her missing father. If you're interesting in planning your trips to the movie theater later this year, head to our 2018 release schedule.