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Ava Duvernay Becomes First Black Woman To Direct $100M-Grossing Film

Ava DuVernay officially becomes the first black woman director to have a film gross $100 million at the box office.

According to Shadow And Act, A Wrinkle in Time has made $100,000,127 in domestic gross and $32,100,959 in foreign gross. That means this DuVernay-directed Disney film featuring Storm Reid, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey hit $132,101,086 worldwide.

This recent success makes her the 13th black director overall to ever have a film hit the $100 million mark.

And while this is great news to celebrate, it also means that this highly sought-after director isn’t planning on slowing down any time soon.

She reportedly is working on a comedy series based on Colin Kaepernick’s high schools years, is closing a deal to direct an adaption of New Gods, and is also bringing a limited series about Central Park Five to Netflix.

Don’t be surprised if she continues to hit more milestones along the way.

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