Movie Minute: Will ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ dethrone ‘Black Panther’ at the box office?

March 8, 2018 GMT

Movie Minute: Will ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ dethrone ‘Black Panther’ at the box office?

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- If you think a tesseract is one of the Infinity Stones, go see “Black Panther” (again). If you grew up thinking a tesseract was a way to travel through time and space, go see “A Wrinkle In Time.”

The classic novel arrives for the first time on the big screen with a star-studded cast headlined by Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. The movie could give its Disney brethren “Black Panther” a run for the top spot at the box office.

Director Ava Duvernay’s film, reviews of which have ranged from mixed to negative, is tracking towards a $35 million opening, according to The Wrap. That’s just below projections for “Black Panther”’s fourth weekend.

Get a sneak peak at “A Wrinkle in Time” plus two other new releases -- “The Hurricane Heist” and “Gringo” -- hitting your local cineplex this weekend.


Starring: Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Zach Galifianakis

Director: Ava DuVernay

Rated: PG

Rotten Tomatoes: 43%

Google synopsis: Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg’s classmate Calvin O’Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.

“A Wrinkle in Time” is a big, bloated mess (Review)


Starring: Maggie Grace, Toby Kebbell, Ryan Kwanten, Ralph Ineson, Randy Couture

Director: Rob Cohen

Rated: PG-13

Google synopsis: The rural town of New Hope, Ala., has a pair of super-sized problems heading its way: There’s a hurricane bearing down on the Gulf coastline, and there’s a team of 30 well-armed mercenaries intent on looting the local treasury facility.


Starring: Joel Edgerton, Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo, Amanda Seyfried, Thandie Newton

Director: Nash Edgerton

Rated: R

Google synopsis: Mild-mannered U.S. businessman Harold Soyinka finds himself at the mercy of backstabbing colleagues, local drug lords and a black ops mercenary after traveling to Mexico. Crossing the line from law-abiding citizen to wanted criminal, Harold fights to survive an increasingly dangerous situation that raises the question -- is he out of his depth or two steps ahead?