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A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

A Wrinkle in Time
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $49,093,654Details
International Box Office $6,300,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $55,393,654
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Meg Murry is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who is desperate to fit in. As the daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg's younger brother Charles Wallace, but she has yet to realize it for herself. Making matters even worse is the baffling disappearance of Mr. Murry, which torments Meg and has left her mother heartbroken. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin to three celestial guides-Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who-who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they set off on their formidable quest. Traveling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are soon transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must look deep within herself and embrace her flaws to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness closing in on them.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,601-1,700) 1,669 $49,093,654
All Time International Box Office (Rank 4,101-4,200) 4,148 $6,300,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,371 $55,393,654

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Production Budget:$103,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 9th, 2018 (Wide) by Walt Disney
March 9th, 2018 (IMAX) by Walt Disney
International Releases: March 9th, 2018 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
March 9th, 2018 (Wide), released as Un Pliegue en el Tiempo (Spain)
March 9th, 2018 (Wide) (Ukraine)
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements and some peril.
(Rating bulletin 2502 (Cert #51324), 11/15/2017)
Running Time: 120 minutes
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Keywords: Research Scientist, Missing Person, Child Prodigy, Twins
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Whitaker Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic March Weekend 50 $33,123,609 Mar 9, 2018 3
Top Fantasy Weekend Domestic 93 $33,123,609 Mar 9, 2018 3
Top 2018 Theater Average 20 $8,323 Mar 9, 2018 3
Biggest Domestic March Day 93 $13,617,058 Mar 10, 2018 2

Lead Ensemble Members

   Mrs. Which
   Mrs. Whatsit
   Margaret “Meg” Murry
   Dr. Alexander Murry
   Dr. Kate Murry
   Calvin O’Keefe
   Charles Wallace Murry

Supporting Cast

Mindy Kaling    Mrs. Who
Zach Galifianakis    The Happy Medium
Michael Peña    Red
Andre Holland    Principal Jenkins
Rowan Blanchard    Veronica
Daniel MacPherson    Calvin’s Father
Bellamy Young    Camazotz Woman
David Oyelowo    The It
Conrad Roberts    Elegant Man
Yvette Cason    Mrs. Teacher
Will McCormack    Mr. Teacher

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Production and Technical Credits

Jennifer Lee    Screenwriter
Madeleine L'Engle    Story based on “A Wrinkle in Time” by
James Whitaker    Producer
Catherine Hand    Producer
Doug Merrifield    Executive Producer
Adam Borba    Executive Producer
Tobias Schliessler    Director of Photography
Naomi Shohan    Production Designer
Spencer Averick    Editor
Paco Delgado    Costume Designer
Ramin Djawadi    Composer

Friday Estimates: Raider Opens in First Place, For Now

March 17th, 2018

Tomb Raider

As expected, Tomb Raider opened in first place with $9.06 million on Friday. However, this won’t be enough to stay ahead of Black Panther for long. Its reviews are nearly 50% positive, while it earned just a B from CinemaScore. A $23 million to $24 million opening isn’t a bad start for this time of year, but it is far from impressive for a film that reportedly cost between $90 million and $106 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Raider Capture Top Spot?

March 15th, 2018

Tomb Raider

Another week and another film trying to dethrone Black Panther. This week, it’s Tomb Raider’s chance to finally remove Black Panther from first place on the weekend chart. I don’t like its chances. The only other truly wide release of the week is Love, Simon, which should have a solid, but not spectacular opening. There are two other films with a shot at earning a spot in the top ten: I Can Only Imagine and 7 Days in Entebbe. This weekend last year, Beauty and the Beast opened with nearly $175 million. That’s more than the entire box office is going to earn this weekend. 2018 is going to get crushed. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Black Panther and Wrinkle in Time have Record-Breaking Weekend

March 13th, 2018

Black Panther

For the first time ever, the top two films at the weekend box office were both directed by African-American directors. That’s amazing and should be the big story. Unfortunately for A Wrinkle in Time, the big story is Black Panther’s continued box office dominance, as that film earned first place over Wrinkle with $40.82 million to $33.12 million. Disney should be happy with both results. The only other new release that didn’t bomb was The Strangers: Prey at Night, which earned third place with $10.40 million, which is excellent for a low-budget horror movie. The less said about The Hurricane Heist and Gringo, the better. Overall, the box office fell 8.3% from last weekend to $138 million. Compared to this weekend last year, the box office fell 16%. Year-to-date, 2018 has earned $2.27 billion, which is still 8.3% or $170 million ahead of 2017’s pace. That lead could be cut in half by this time next week. More...

Weekend Estimates: Black Panther Bests Wrinkle in Time, in Disney vs. Disney Battle

March 11th, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time got out the gate a little more slowly than hoped for this weekend, and Disney is projecting an opening weekend of $33.3 million, as of Sunday morning. That’s actually in line with our prediction on Thursday of just under $35 million, but well below what pre-release interest in the film would have made seem possible. That relatively subdued debut left the door open for Black Panther, which will pick up another $41.1 million this weekend to top the chart, and continues breaking records. More...

Friday Estimates: Wrinkle Tops Panther for a Limited Time

March 10th, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time earned first place on Friday with $10.21 million, which was enough for first place over Black Panther by a small margin. Unfortunately, this lead likely won’t last long, as the film’s reviews are only 42% positive and it only managed a B from CinemaScore. This is the best scores among the new releases this weekend, but not good for a family film and will hurt its legs. Look for a $33 million opening weekend. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Timely Start for Wrinkle

March 9th, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time opened with $1.3 million during its previews. This might seem like a low amount; however, it is a live action family film and those tend to struggle during previews, but bounce back during the weekend. For example, Paddington 2 only managed $325,000 during its previews, but it went on to make $11 million during its opening weekend. A Wrinkle in Time won’t have the same legs, because its reviews are mixed. That said, it has a shot at first place with $35 million or more, which is in line with what we predicted. More...

Weekend Predictions: Is It Time for Panther to Relinquish Top Spot?

March 8th, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time

There are four wide releases coming out this week, but only one of them, A Wrinkle in Time, has a shot at dethroning Black Panther. Only one other, The Strangers: Prey at Night, has a shot at the top five. The other two, Gringo and The Hurricane Heist, are just hoping to not embarrass themselves. This weekend last year, the top two movies earned nearly $100 million. This year, the top five likely won’t earn that much. 2018 will lose the year-over-year comparison, but hopefully it will be close. More...

2018 Preview: March

March 1st, 2018

Ready Player One

February was an amazing month, thanks mainly to Black Panther, but Fifty Shades Freed and Peter Rabbit were also significant hits and overall the month was a massive improvement over last February. Looking forward, there’s nothing opening in March that will earn as much in total as Black Panther did during its opening weekend. That said, A Wrinkle in Time and Ready Player One should have no trouble getting to $100 million, while Tomb Raider has a 50/50 chance of getting there. Unfortunately, compared to last March, this is still a pittance. There’s a chance that no film opening this March will earn as much in total as Beauty and the Beast opened with last march. We will need Black Panther to have good legs to keep 2018 ahead of 2017 by the end of the month. More...

A Wrinkle in Time Trailer

July 17th, 2017

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/03/09 2 $33,123,609   3,980 $8,323   $33,123,609 1

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2018/03/09 1 $10,208,602   3,980 $2,565   $10,208,602 1
2018/03/10 2 $13,617,058 +33% 3,980 $3,421   $23,825,660 2
2018/03/11 2 $9,297,949 -32% 3,980 $2,336   $33,123,609 3
2018/03/12 2 $2,643,504 -72% 3,980 $664   $35,767,113 4
2018/03/13 2 $3,819,226 +44% 3,980 $960   $39,586,339 5
2018/03/14 2 $2,562,092 -33% 3,980 $644   $42,148,431 6
2018/03/15 2 $2,346,223 -8% 3,980 $590   $44,494,654 7
2018/03/16 5 $4,599,000 +96% 3,980 $1,156   $49,093,654 8

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/03/09 2 $44,494,654   3,980 $11,180   $44,494,654 1

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Russia (CIS) 3/9/2018 $4,498,690 1329 1329 1329 $4,498,690 3/13/2018
Spain 3/9/2018 $993,694 348 348 348 $993,694 3/15/2018
Ukraine 3/9/2018 $500,000 0 0 0 $500,000 3/12/2018
Rest of World $307,616
International Total$6,300,000 3/15/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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