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Ava DuVernay becomes first black woman to direct a $100 million movie | Chicago Tribune

Ava DuVernay becomes first black woman to direct a $100 million movie | Chicago Tribune DuVernay was also the first black woman to get a budget of over $100 million to direct a film.

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Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has checked off another milestone for black female directors. This week her film “A Wrinkle in Time” crossed the $100 million mark domestically, a first for a black woman. The film got a late-game boost playing as a double feature at drive-in theaters with the record-breaking “Incredibles 2” this past weekend.

DuVernay said on Instagram that she may be the first but will not be the last.

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DuVernay was also the first black woman to get a budget of over $100 million to direct a film. “A Wrinkle in Time” cost around $103 million to make.


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