Black Directors Hold Top 2 Spots At Box Office For First Time Ever

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2018 has proven itself to be a great year for demonstrating the power diversity. Black Panther rallied the world behind its celebration Black excellence. Between its successes and the efforts to take kids to see Black heroes on-screen, it was a symbol for hope. Now, we're hearing an accolade that has previously unheard . With the debut Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time, the box fice was topped by two black directors with over $100 million budgets; the other being Black Panther's Ryan Coogler.

In its opening weekend, A Wrinkle in Time raked in over $33 million. Black Panther continues to go strong with $41 million. The latter just reached $1 billion dollars at the international box fice. A Wrinkle in Time stars Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, and Mindy Kaling; it's a female-driven movie.

The two directors are actually friends, and Coogler penned a letter to DuVernay to commemorate her latest film. For ESPN, he wrote, "Ava is a pioneer. She makes the most distant dreams and ideas a reality. She made a show called 'Queen Sugar' and mandated the use female directors and key creatives a full two years before the great Frances McDormand shared with the world what an inclusion rider was. Ava is inclusion, equity and representation." The creatives are in their prime, creating lovable films for the masses. Their next projects will surely appeal to the fanbases they've respectively grown.