Monday, June 17, 2024

Box Office: “Wrinkle in Time” Narrowly Beats “Black Panther” with Middling $10 Mil Friday


“A Wrinkle in Time” narrowly took the number 1 spot Friday night from “Black Panther.”

“Wrinkle” scored $10.2 million. “Panther” came close, with $9.972 million. Of course, “Panther” also crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide on Friday.

“Wrinkle” should do a $30 million weekend depending on Saturday and Sunday numbers. Both movies come from Disney, so it’s a win-win for them. But it’s a middling debut for “Wrinkle,” with millions spent on promotion and not so great reviews.

Oscar winner “The Shape of Water” posted $620,000 on Friday night. It will cross $60 million over the weekend.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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