Box Office Battle: 'Wrinkle in Time' to finally edge out 'Black Panther'
Disney's (DIS) "A Wrinkle in Time," a science fantasy film based on the novel written by Madeleine L'Engle, is expected to take the top spot at the box office in its debut this weekend, with an expected domesic gross of $40M-$42M. The film is anticipated to gross more than Disney and Marvel's superhero film "Black Panther," which has dominated at the theaters since its release last month and is still expected to take second place this weekend, grossing $38M-$40M domestically. Meanwhile, Aviron Pictures' horror film "The Strangers: Prey at Night" is seen to come in third place at the box office over the weekend, with an estimated domestic gross of $9.5M-$10M, while Fox's (FOX) spy thriller film "Red Sparrow," which stars Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton, is expected to come in fourth and gross about $8.3M. Rounding out the weekend is MGM's action film reboot "Death Wish," starring Bruce Willis, which is estimated to gross $6.9M domestically. Other publicly traded companies in the space include Time Warner (TWX), Comcast (CMCSA), Lionsgate (LGF.A), Sony (SNE), and Viacom (VIA).