Ryan Coogler pens tribute to one of his heroes Ava DuVernay

Ava Du Vernay shows support for Ryan Coogler

"Black Panther" remained superheroic in its fourth weekend at the North American box office with $40.8 million at 3,942 locations, easily topping the opening weekend of fantasy-adventure "A Wrinkle in Time" with $33.1 million at 3,980 sites, industry figures showed on Monday.

When DuVernay set out to bring A Wrinkle In Time to the screen, Coogler said he watched while working across the hall on Black Panther. The Ava DuVernay directed film with the star-studded cast helped to make history at the box office this weekend.

The weekend box office for March 9-11 has been a historic one for Black filmmakers.

Warner Bros.' third weekend of R-rated comedy "Game Night" finished fifth with $7.9 million at 3,061 locations, declining only 24 per cent to lift its 17-day total to $45 million. So far, Black Panther has grossed $46 million just in domestic IMAX theaters. With a light 38% decline and a strong $41.1 million, the superhero epic's domestic gross is now up to $562 million, placing it in the #7 spot on the Highest Grossing Domestic Releases of All Time chart.

This image released by Disney shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from Marvel Studios' "Black Panther".

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The film, which cost around $103 million to produce, received mixed reviews from critics and audiences who gave it a B CinemaScore.

The movie starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Minday Kaling, Chris Pine and newcomer Storm Reid grossed another $6.3 million overseas in six territories, so it still has a lot of room to grow its global audience.

Tim Grierson of Screen International said: "Director Ava DuVernay emphasises an emotional clarity and narrative simplicity that allows the book's sci-fi examination of friendship, family and forgiveness to resonate with nearly mythic force". The $69 million picture has made $82.9 million worldwide, which isn't looking too hot for the trashy movie. Dropping 52% in attendance to $8.1 million, the film was knocked it into the #4 spot.

Jennifer Lawrence's smutty spy thriller 'Red Sparrow' took a beating at the box office over its second week. With $26.2 million banked overseas, the movie has a worldwide gross of $120 million. MGM's second weekend of "Death Wish" followed in seventh with $6.6 million at 2,882 sites to give the Bruce Willis reboot almost $24 million in 10 days. Shockingly, the action movie had the second-best CinemaScore this weekend with a pretty terrible "B-". "We're feeling good about this start".

The other half of the weekend's new releases didn't fare so well.

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