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Things We Saw Today: Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time Top the Box Office This Weekend

Posters for "Black Panther" and "A Wrinkle in Time"

With A Wrinkle in Time opening this weekend in second place with $33.5 million, and Black Panther finishing its fourth weekend in first place with $41.1 million, the weekend box office is officially led by two black-led, black-directed films. Variety didn’t have the precise numbers, but they observed that “this marks the first time in recent memory that films both led and directed by African-Americans have nabbed the first and second place spots at the box office.” And by The Grapevine‘s calculation, this is actually “the first time that films by black directors have held the top 2 spots at the U.S. box office.”

Of course, while that is undeniably a triumph for inclusivity and representation, it’s also a big triumph for The Mouse. Walt Disney continues to dominate the box office as it buys up more and more properties, and we should definitely keep our eye on their burgeoning monopoly. But for now, it’s time to celebrate this triumph for a more inclusive future. (via Variety)

That’s all I’ve got today, TMSers! What about you?

(Featured image: Walt Disney Studios)

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