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Black Panther Tops A Wrinkle In Time At Weekend Box Office

Black Panther is the box office champion once again. In its fourth weekend in theaters, the Marvel movie managed to come out on top over Disney's new release A Wrinkle in Time, pulling in an additional $41.1 million and passing $1 billion worldwide.

Black Panther's box office supremacy started with a massive $202 million four-day opening weekend. Driven by stellar reviews and word-of-mouth, the superhero flick has continued to make an impression on the box office by showing strong legs and holding onto large portions of its audience from week to week. 

Black Panther has continued to shatter records, and it now holds another title: third biggest fourth weekend of all time. The film fell just behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens' $42.3 million and Avatar's $50.3 million. Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o, Letitia Wright, and Michael B. Jordan star in Black Panther, which was directed by Creed's Ryan Coogler. 

A Wrinkle in Time, an adaptation of the popular children's novel by Madeleine L'Engle, took second place with a less than stellar $33.3 million opening against a $100 million budget. The film stars Storm Reid as Meg Murry, a young girl who goes on a journey through time and space to try to find her missing father (Chris Pine). 

Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Zach Galifianakis, Bellamy Young, Rowan Blanchard, Andre Holland, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw also star in A Wrinkle in Time, which was directed by Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay based on a script from Frozen's Jennifer Lee. The movie has received mixed reviews from critics and currently sits at a 42 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

The horror flick Strangers: Prey at Night, another new release, took third place in its opening weekend with $10.4 million, slightly above initial expectations. This weekend's other new releases, The Hurricane Heist and Gringo, took eighth and eleventh place with $3.1 million and $2.6 million, respectively. Both performed on the lower end of expectations after receiving negative reviews from critics. The dark comedy Thoroughbreds, starring Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy, took in $1.2 million from its limited release in 549 theaters.

You can view this weekend's full box office results (via Box Office Mojo) below. 

Top 10 Weekend Box Office Gross

1. Black Panther: $41,136,000 (-38.0 percent), $562,015,601 Total Domestic Gross   

2. A Wrinkle in Time: $33,316,000 (– percent), $33,316,000 Total Domestic Gross  

3. Strangers: Prey at Night: $10,480,000 (– percent), $10,480,000 Total Domestic Gross   

4. Red Sparrow: $8,150,000 (-51.6 percent), $31,118,743 Total Domestic Gross 

5. Game Night: $7,905,000 (-24.1 percent), $45,045,632 Total Domestic Gross

6. Peter Rabbit: $6,800,000 (-32.0 percent), $93,457,806 Total Domestic Gross   

7. Death Wish: $6,600,000 (-49.3 percent), $23,875,301 Total Domestic Gross   

8. The Hurricane Heist: $3,150,000 (– percent), $3,150,000 Total Domestic Gross   

9. Annihilation: $3,150,000 (-43.8 percent), $26,094,514  Total Domestic Gross   

10. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: $2,755,000 (-37.9 percent), $397,263,020 Total Domestic Gross