Ava DuVernay scores another milestone for black female directors

2018-06-25 09:39
 

Los Angeles — Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has checked off another milestone for black female directors.

This week her film A Wrinkle in Time crossed the $100m mark domestically, a first for a black woman.

The film got a late-game boost playing as a double feature at drive-in theatres with the record-breaking Incredibles 2 this past weekend.

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 $100m to direct a film. A Wrinkle in Time cost around $103m to make.

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

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