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.

    Erin Ashey Simon is a writer, producer, host and contributor for The Shadow League. Host of Cheddar Esports and Grass Routes Podcast, a former college athlete who passes the time playing flag football. Simon has previous work experience at Cycle Media, REVOLT TV, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Originally from New Jersey, Simon graduated from the University of Kentucky.