Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Chases Down $1.3 Million at Thursday Box Office

TheWrap | 3/9/2018 | Beatrice Verhoeven
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Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time” grossed $1.3 million at the Thursday box office.

When tracking for the adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s sci-fi novel first came out three weeks ago, opening weekend estimates were set at approximately $35 million against a production budget of at least $103 million, according to California Film Commission reports.

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The closest competition for “Wrinkle in Time” would be Disney’s 2015 flop “Tomorrowland,” which opened to $33 million and ended up making $209.1 million against a $190 million budget before marketing costs. That film grossed $725,000 from a limited run in 701 U.S. theaters. “Alice Through the Looking Glass” earned $1.5 million before it opened to $34 million its opening weekend in 2016.

Opra Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine and Storm Reid star in the film based on L’Engle’s beloved book. Reid’s Meg Murray uses the help of three extra-terrestrial beings to find her missing father. Its current Rotten Tomatoes score is 43 percent.

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Disney’s “Black Panther” is expected to earn in the same range as “Wrinkle in Time” this weekend: $35 million to $40 million. Since it has kept first place at...
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