Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time — based on Madeleine L'Engle's beloved book and targeting younger girls — is off to a troubled start at the North American box office, where it is likely to lose the weekend crown to fellow Disney title Black Panther.
Hobbled by poor reviews and a B CinemaScore, the fantasy-adventure grossed an estimated $11 million-plus on Friday for a weekend debut in the $35 million range. (Friday's earnings will include $1.3 million in Thursday previews.)
Despite being in its fourth weekend, Ryan Coogler's Black Panthercontinues to defy the odds. In North America, Black Panther took in $10 million-plus on Friday for a projected weekend haul of $40 million or more.
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