Ava DuVernay becomes first black woman to direct a $100 million-grossing film with A Wrinkle in Time

Ava DuVernay was also the first black woman to get a budget of over $100 million to direct a film.

The Associated Press June 24, 2018 16:47:24 IST
Ava DuVernay becomes first black woman to direct a $100 million-grossing film with A Wrinkle in Time

Los Angeles: Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has checked off another milestone for black female directors. This week her film A Wrinkle in Time crossed the $100 million mark domestically, a first for a black woman. The film got a late-game boost playing as a double feature at drive-in theaters with the record-breaking Incredibles 2 this past weekend.

Ava DuVernay becomes first black woman to direct a 100 milliongrossing film with A Wrinkle in Time

Director Ava DuVernay appears at the premiere of A Wrinkle In Time, in London. Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP

DuVernay said on Instagram that she may be the first but will not be the last.

DuVernay was also the first black woman to get a budget of over $100 million to direct a film. A Wrinkle in Time cost around $103 million to make.

The Disney film has now grossed over $132.4 million worldwide, but with marketing costs well over $100 million, A Wrinkle in Time is also still not in the black.

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