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The weekend marks the first time in recent memory that films both led and directed by African Americans have nabbed the first and second place spots at the box office.
"It's wonderful that we're reflecting the world that we're living in today, and in the wake of 'Black Panther,' I feel like we could be the spiritual sister," said British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who plays Meg's mother in "A Wrinkle in Time."
"Black Panther" now has a worldwide total of $897.7 million through Sunday.
The study found that movies like "Captain America: Civil War" and "Suicide Squad," in which more than a fifth of the cast were minorities, grossed more globally than movies with primarily white actors.
"The star of this year's Oscars is female empowerment. A film with a female perspective has not won best picture since 'Million Dollar Baby' in 2005," said Tom O'Neil, founder of awards website GoldDerby.com.
"Black Panther," starring Chadwick Boseman, has now grossed $400 million domestically in its first 10 days, as well as $304 million internationally.
"Black Panther," starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Ryan Coogler, has blown away its original tracking in less than a month.
Nigeria, Africa's largest economy, is also a cultural powerhouse that boasts the continent's biggest film industry, known as Nollywood.
The “incredibly stupid” hype is irrelevant since America already had a Black president and a Black “Catwoman,” according to Shapiro.
While Wakanda may be fictional, the film’s costume designer Ruth E. Carter drew from real people and places, traveling across Africa to study the patterns, bead work and silhouettes of various tribes and peoples.
The predominantly Black cast of superhero movie "Black Panther" hope its combination of African pride, beauty and adventure will also mark a cultural shift in the movie industry and beyond.
"Jumanji" has become the 42nd highest domestic grosser of all time with $352.6 million.
"Something like Marvel has a way of really affecting popular culture, and to have that popular culture informed with things that are of African origin and people knowing they are of African origin ... is powerful," said Lupita Nyong'o.
"Maze Runner: The Death Cure" has ended the three-week reign of Sony's "Jumanji: Welcome the Jungle."
"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" has won its third weekend box office title with ease.
“Jumanji,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, provided the most substantive challenge to “The Last Jedi” after opening Dec. 20.
“There is something very relatable to a woman finding her voice, to a woman standing in a room with men and being out-talked and overlooked,” said Liz Hannah, who wrote the screenplay with Josh Singer.
“With Trump in power and his cadre of Republicans and the direction they are taking this country ... it’s sad that a lot of the images we came up with years ago seem more vital today,” said filmmaker Alexander Payne.
Spielberg has said he rushed to film and release the movie within a year because the parallels between 1971 and 2017 were “terrifyingly similar.”
Other key snubs included the interracial romantic comedy “The Big Sick,” which failed to land any nominations.
The lawsuit charges Singer with sexual assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and sexual exploitation of children.
“I grew up with guys who did decades and it had as much to do with their fathers not being in their lives as it did to do with any system,” Washington said.
“Am I the perfect person to tell this story? Absolutely not. But it’s a really important story that needs to be told, and that was my overriding motivator,” said director Kathryn Bigelow.