Oprah Winfrey

Disney Studios hoped Oprah Winfrey’s fantasy movie ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ would capitalize from the whirlwind marketing success of ‘Black Panther’. Unfortunately, the studio miscalculated the public’s devotion to author Madeleine L’Engle’s original book.

A Wrinkle In Time stars Oprah, Reese Witherspoon and Storm Reid as a mixed race girl who travels to the future to find her lost time-traveler NASA scientist dad (Chris Pine).



Critics ripped A Wrinkle In Time for replacing the original story’s Christian themes with New Age political correctness.

“As it turns out, the New Age spirituality does not adequately replace L’Engle’s vision, and stories really do have more power when they are inspired by God,” wrote Pajamas Media journalist Tyler O’Neil.

O’Neill said the film adaptation failed miserably without the “Bible grounding of the deep themes” within the original book.

The film’s screenwriter, Jennifer Lee, laughably dismissed critics who blamed her for removing Christianity from the movie.

Lee told an interviewer that making the film Christian would be “exclusionary” in a film that wanted to celebrate “diversity” and “inclusion.”

A Wrinkle In Time was directed by Oprah’s pal Ava DuVernay.

  • angrysolo

    guh! i was en route to see this friday then i felt it in my spirit to not even bother. glad i didn’t… sha!

    Happy Monday roses!

  • ShelbyMoore

    Are we still reading the Colonizers’ bible?

  • Southern

    Not surprised. It just doesn’t look interesting and I guess unlike other kids I didn’t read the book

  • Rayne

    Imma have to catch this on fire stick.

  • Miss Thang

    Oh well. You win some, you lose some. On another note, Oprah’s picture on here reminds me of an episode of Power Rangers.

  • Mrs. ??????????

    I read that its number 2 on box office list….

  • iWasteTime

    This write up says the movie bombed but there are no numbers to support statement. In reality it is number 2 behind Black Panther and grossed 33 Million, Domestically.
    Also, the #1 and #2 Movie in these here United States were directed by a Black Man and a Black Woman.
    I anticipate A Wrinkle to do well, since schools are taking kids to see it.
    It will not do Black Panther numbers since it isn’t apart of a franchise.

  • Phillybruh

    Took the boys and they got a kick out of it. It wasn’t for me.

  • Miss Thang

    lol

  • tintin

    i like how Oprah looks in that pic above.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Is 33 million bad? I’m confused? That’s what it made…

  • Cocoa Rose

    Oprah looks so young in that pic.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You know Negative Nancy aka Auntie Sandra had spread her shade.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The book was written over 50 years ago and I doubt that many of the children who saw it read the book so it’s doubtful that they were concerned about the religious components of the movie or lack there of.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It’s a tween movie

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The movie would have done better if it come out before The Black Panther.
    People are still amped up over The Black Panther to focus on another sci-fi movie.

  • KISSmyENTIREass

    I been thought it was a bad idea to open while black panther still has steam. People rather go see black panther a second time.

  • Yoni7

    That makeup and wig that Oprah is rocking changes her whole(some) looking image. Can yall imagine if this was a new makeover for her?

  • Yoni7

    YES she does.

  • KLo

    Oprah looks beautiful in that outfit

  • Yoni7

    I don’t hate or love it. Well yes I do, I don’t like the blonde wig and frosted lipstick. So 1990’s New York, Janice Combs, Mary J Blige’ish.

  • Yoni7

    With this look that Oprah is rocking, it looks like a gold tooth should be in the mix somewhere.

  • Ozad

    33 million dollar weekend opening ( number 2 at the box office) is not a flop, it may have been less that what Disney was expecting, but not a flop. Sandra you should focus on the fact that the number 1 and 2 movies in America right now are by African American directors….a first in cinema history!!!!

  • Shira Harding-James

    ????? lol

  • Yardgirl

    Thank you! Tuh!

  • Yardgirl

    I agree!

  • Toni Toni Toni

    AGREED! Since when is 33 MILL a flop though?

    Kudos to both Directors!

  • Kemi

    Oprah looking fierce… love it. Imma go see it.

  • MsPam

    When the movie cost 100 million dollars to make and only makes 33 million dollars at the box office, you do the math! Oprah is NOT a actress, her acting skills are like Kevin Hart, Ice Cube, The Rock, Taraji P. Henson one trick pony in whatever movie they star in.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I think Disney made the right move .. they have the number one and two spot …. folks that don’t want to see Black Panther will see that movie… win win for Disney who put it both movies . They are in the money right now.

  • deadellamore

    The movie was boring as hell! Visually stunning but the story line put me to sleep, literally!

  • Ozad

    that’s in the first 3 days…I am sure when its run is over it will make that if not more… we got to support this just like Black Panther , to prove Black excellence can translate into profits

  • Applebootay

    Not by a long shot. Sandra antics. Real talk…some critics were saying it would do better than Black Panther which is laughable….I heard it really wasn’t written well, that it was all over the place….

  • Applebootay

    LOL…I like that…Negative Nancy

  • Applebootay

    Yes, i wanted to go see it this weekend too…but my kids were like hell to the no….they read bad reviews about the story…so we went to to see Strangers instead…

  • KISSmyENTIREass

    Because of this article I read up on why people consider it a flop. Compared to how much the film cost to make 33 is not much. They was hoping in the range of 70 million. I’m hoping that it can just maintain around 30 million and do good. Still this movie and Black Panther im not interested in seeing. I’m routing for them tho

  • davine puddin

    There are better black female directors than ava. Not to dismiss her directing ability. But in this case i would blame the script writer. Regina king or debbie allen would have done winderful. Regina king did excellent job directing on the good son episode.

  • Tammie Reed

    I was at the Hollywood premiere and I just got lost in the movie, saw it twice and fell asleep both times lol.

  • RespectSelf

    The rock is the 2nd highest paid actor. lol All the one trick pony you said she was like still be out here making money (idk about Taraji’s new movies lol).

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Black Panther wasn’t a sci-fi movie. Wrong genre lol With that said, the two films have different audiences.

  • Tausha T. W.

    Christian movies can be accessible to everyone. Fly Wheel, Fire Proof, and The Passion of the Christ come to mind.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    This box office numbers story bores me. Auntie, the real story here is how Oprah forced Ava to give her a role because Oprah has given Ava so much work at OWN.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This movie is about the universe .. Christianity is yet only a snippet of the universe and I will be seeing this… Meanwhile Christians still judging … Miss me with shyt … ?

  • Kayke

    It did not do its projection ….and outside of Oprah buying out tickets (she did this for Beloved too) people are not excited about this movie. They were banking on the black unity for Black Panther to spill over into this movie, but it’s not happening. Go reserach as the headlines want you to believe it’s a “must see” movie so its constantly mentioned with Black Panther, yet it has terrible reviews.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It was based on a comic book.
    LOL

  • Phillybruh

    This movie over the next 3 weeks will make its money back.

  • Naomi

    It’s compared to how much it cost to make the movie. I think the movie cost like $100 M to make….so only bringing in $33 M is a flop….now if it had brought it $70 M that wouldn’t have been so bad.

  • Naomi

    It’s compared to how much it cost to make the movie. I think the movie cost like $100 M to make….so only bringing in $33 M is a flop….now if it had brought it $70 M that wouldn’t have been so bad…..

  • Naomi

    Compared to the $100 M it cost to make….not so good.

  • Naomi

    Let’s hope so!

  • Miss Thang

    I enjoy Oprah as an actress.

  • bemetoo

    Come on now this movie has yet to flop ..cost 100mil to make it mad 33 mil in 3days in the USA..now will it make a profit in a worldwide release I’m sure it will

  • CJAS

    It’s a flop when you have a story you want to tell and are going to irrespective of reality. By the way, 33M is double what Red Sparrow did against Black Panther.

  • Toni Toni Toni

    Ouch…. Yeah I can see where that’d be considered a flop…
    But with its being its 1st week, maybe and thats a BIG MAYBE they will catch up in the next ummm, say 3 months…

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Same

  • Berry Melon

    Oprah was on TV earlier with the other two women, who’s names I can’t seem to remember. They were saying how Mattel made Barbie dolls of them. Oprah was asked if she had one, and she claimed she did at her hotel, but stated she couldn’t afford a doll when she was a child or a teddy bear for that matter. Well at least the doll has Orpah’s nose.
    https://sep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-12761654692319/barbie-doll-mrs-which-doll-oprah-winfrey-a-wrinkle-in-time-fpw25-movie-pre-order-17.jpg

  • Naomi

    Here’s to hoping!

  • Berry Melon

    They had to remove the Christianity, as conservative Christians have always had a problem with the original book. It’s only just been released so I’m still unsure if it’ll flop as of yet.
    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/03/07/02/49F32CBD00000578-0-image-m-63_1520390825820.jpg

  • Coy little wink

    Oprah is a great actress…she stole just about every scene she played in Color Purple

  • Panther Charleston

    Me too. She’s one of my favorites, honestly.

  • TaylorFinallyMadeIt

    Every movie oprah appear in flops.

  • Cali

    That doll is gorgeous and Still does resemble Oprah

  • Jethro

    I’m definitely gonna see it now! ?

  • Mrs. S. Kidd
  • Quitedeliteful

    I thought you said there was a doll that resembled Oprah… This is crazy…

  • Quitedeliteful

    I thought you said there was a doll that resembled Oprah… This is crazy…

  • Quitedeliteful

    Rotten Tomatoes gave this two stars only!!! The previews look good and I’m interested in seeing this. Personally, I’m glad they are going to leave out any ‘christian’ slant. I want to be entertained not preached to…

  • Quitedeliteful

    Oh Wow!!! It was that boring? Maybe I’ll just watch it on my android box instead…

  • Quitedeliteful

    ‘snicker…’

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It’s for tweens not adults.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It brought in $33 million in three days and The Black Panther was still at #1.
    Plus it hasn’t debuted worldwide yet.
    It should have debuted on Good Friday while most of the kiddies were out of school.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    What was their beef about the book?

  • BrownIsBack

    That doll looks like Lauryn Hill lol

  • Vin

    Secularism won’t save humanity.

  • Vin

    Pay to play at its most blatant. Oprah learned that behavior from her queen Jezebel, Hitlery.

  • Vin

    Support it because it’s excellent (this isn’t) regardless of race.

  • bella28498 .

    Oprah sucks…..

  • Vin

    Yes, well, it does a disservice to the author and themes she was portraying if nothing else.

  • Vin

    More indoctrination in the classroom, this is where your hard-earned tax dollars are going.

  • BR….

    I mean if the original writing had a Christian theme why remove it? I mean if you don’t want to watch something with CHRISTIAN based themes YOU DONT HAVE TO , No one is forcing you to purchase a ticket ?

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    It opened with $33 million. that’s decent going up against Black Panther. But I don’t see how CGI cost $100 million though lol…. Can’t they use that technology real cheap now?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL.
    Unless the author of the book writes the screenplay most movies based on books aren’t anything like the books especially one written almost 60 years ago.

  • Jack Blakk

    It’s the Oprah curse, LOL!

  • Berry Melon

    According to an article posted yesterday Christians believed that the book promoted the occult or mystical elements. While Madeline L’Engle considered herself a devout Christian, and sprinkled the book with scriptural references, she was accused of promoting witchcraft — an accusation made later against “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling.
    http://www.greensboro.com/blogs/gotriad_extra/publishers-rejected-her-christians-attacked-her-the-deep-faith-of/article_8e77eeac-23c4-11e8-91c4-43258822d223.html

  • Junkanoo

    Oprah is a limited actress why does she bother taking good roles from actresses with more range and would be more entertainig to watch. Also Oprah’s kinda of like Hillary very divisive you love them or you hate them.

  • Mo Mobetta

    Girl it was a waste of time I saw it yesterday

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Oh ok. Thanks
    I was too lazy to google.

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    LOLOLOL Nene!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose
  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    or a Pessimistic Patty

  • Berry Melon

    Lol! Me too, sometimes I just can’t be asked to look stuff up, only unless I am curious or need to know. I figured it had something to do with the occult.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    Oprah looks hot though

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    I loved this book growing up. I can’t wait to see the movie, hope it’s good.

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    I read it many time growing up and honestly I never noticed a Christian theme ?????

  • Lady_Elle

    Yesterday evening… there were about 9 people in the iMAX theatre at the Mall of Georgia.
    It was a cute film. Not worth my full price ticket. Nope!

  • Tammie Reed

    Ava kept stating that its for kids, yep! LOL!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    If it was for kids, they should’ve put Storm Reid and the other kids in all of the marketing. Every poster I saw had Oprah in it.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Iont wanna watch oprah act
    The Indian chick from the office is cute but im cool and who the third one? Chileeeee this movie is tired

  • Vin

    Still, stripping the Christian themes is a blatant appeal to postmodern, “new age” spirituality.

  • Karl Marx

    If you make a book into a movie.. STICK TO THE BOOKS LORE!!

    how many times does hollywood need to learn this lesson?!

  • Cali

    So much of her QUEEN, that she rode with Obama instead. Hate factually b ytch

  • Cali

    Yes, I love Oprah, but I didn’t get her or Mindy really in this, Ava used her friends and/or folks she’s indebted as the movie’s stars. Not the best strategy for marketing and Oprah definitely has too many haters.

  • Tammie Reed

    They do have Storm on a poster
    along with Reese, Mindy etc but they did keep pushing Oprah more.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e635e1dcc302b4694258bb329dbc6290ae76810756362a249ab3222a23990851.jpg

  • dontgetblocked

    Or maybe we’re just sick of the BIG O! She’s been doing too much lately!

  • dontgetblocked

    No!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    One of the other posters stated that when the book was first published lots of conservative Christians had issues with the book because it seems to contain elements of the occult.

    So Christians back in the day didn’t like.

    I guess some people can’t be pleased.

  • Vin

    2008 is old history, let’s try to catch up with 2016, “beyotch.”

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    lol

  • Vin

    Yes, an impossible task (CS Lewis and his Azlan tales were also not completely free from what could be considered occult references but were still widely seen as biblically compatible), though the movie isn’t exactly receiving critical acclaim, and the axing of its Christian themes is one theory why: http://www.thisisinsider.com/wrinkle-in-time-movie-changes-book-religion-christianity-ending-2018-3

  • jazzysmith12

    Exactly ,why does she care about Christianity any .The last time I checked she was g!a y.l o l
    AFRICAN “Khemetic” spirituality system is the only thing black people should be focus on anyway. both Muslim and Christianity was started by people who ensla!ved us.

  • ?Royalty?

    ???

  • ?Royalty?

    Yup. ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ok Mr. Holy Roller you win.

    I haven’t even seen the movie nor do I intend to do so, and I am not any where as invested as you are.

    Enjoy your life.

    Ha,ha,ha!!

  • ?Royalty?

    Lawd, not Hitlery???

  • ?Royalty?

    Fly Wheel? I’m gonna look for this one. ?????

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Well I’ve been looking at Oprah differently for some time now. Since Mo’Nique came out with her story, I really side eye Oprah. I believe every word.

    Topic: the movie made over $30M it’s first weekend and BP made $40M+. How is that bad? I won’t see it or support it still. Reports claim AWIT had a $100M budget.

  • hottlanta

    Sorry lady O. Having viewing them Q dogs in Black Panther 5 times and buying dashiki’s from the flea market, we are broke. Sistah got bills to pay.

  • hottlanta

    Monique told the truth about Oprah when she said she started her Oprah Channel with 24 hours of Dr. Phil and Susan Oreman
    who take people money and she lost money. She had to come to black folks to save her television.

  • Matt

    There a name of a good ol’ racists I haven’t heard in a long while..I think I’ll go bootleg the fugees album so I don’t inadvertently feed her kid…

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Religion won’t either.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Is that you shuan?

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Oprah doesn’t even belive in Jesus. She believes in a “higher power”, but not the Lord. Why would they think that this movie would be a success? Jesus is all.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    There’s a toddler in the Oval Office so let’s call it even.

  • Solstice
  • bashi

    That show gets tons of PR money. Ava promote that show every chance she gets on IG. Oprah must be loosing her Midas tough

  • bashi

    So true she’s it’s all about Oprah

  • Vin

    A high-functioning one at that (quite the conundrum for the naysayers).

  • Vin

    The quest for religious freedom most certainly did create the most prosperous country in the world. When a people fear (respect) a higher power, they tend to be on their better behavior than if man is told that he’s nothing more than a more evolved monkey.

  • Vin

    I’m not asking to win, I’m just giving another perspective that seems to irritate you (I wonder why). Have a good life yourself.

  • zero options

    Damn right!
    I will admit that I couldn’t get past the first chapter of the book.
    I went back to octavia butler, and ray bradbury.

  • zero options

    Hmm, maybe that’s why i couldn’t get into the book all those years ago.

  • Jethro

    Neither will my not seeing the movie.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    High functioning?

    No it’s low functioning simpletons like you who voted for that piece of trash.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Oh Jesus here we go with American exceptionalism….blah,blah,blah!!!

    Dude seriously? No the Christians I have seen don’t behave any better than sinners.

    Whenever they are confronted with their sins they pull out the ‘I am forgiven’ card.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I grew up in church and saw the fakeness and hypocrisy every Sunday and lived it with my family the rest of the time.

    They didn’t care about what God thought they only cared what other people thought about them.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso
  • JJxxxx

    To make profit, they try to get about 3x the budget back. The movie costs about $103 million to make, but it costs the same again to do the marketing. This was originally projected to open at $50-$80 million, then revised down to $40 million, then down again to $30-38 million. It came in at the lower end of that and will likely drop fast next week.

  • Mister Fantastic

    $30 million first week? Those are some great numbers to me!

  • Faux Gibbler

    I know. Why does this first week matter? Why not go by how much it makes over time?

  • iNCOGNITO?

    Laaaawd this movie looks like garbage. Ill check it it out 2 see

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    LMAO

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    She was great in the color purple though???

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    What is the name of the first slave ship to come to America? I’ll wait…

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    It’s not that hard to play a mammy esp finally when its her natural tendency.

  • Lola

    I loved this book as a child but felt no compelling desire to check out the film…I haven’t read the reviews yet, either. Maybe I need to give the book a quick read again first. But this talk of “New age spirituality” already has me rolling my eyes…

  • Testament

    North America or South America? I’ll wait…

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    North America Petty Patti.

    A simple google search will bring the answer right up.

  • V Dubb

    didn’t know color purple was a flop

  • V Dubb

    Book was decent, movie was damn good. Continuing to support my people. I see BP had y’all fake woke and fake supportive…until someone in the movie does something that makes you haters.

  • Yoni7

    THIS!

  • Boogie79

    Tyler Perry saved her network. Iyanla’s first season (the most authentic to me) had her trying to fix randoms. Iyanla’s show didn’t get popping until she got TO and DMX on the show.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Did I ask you for your perspective?
    You linked me to an opinion piece which means nothing to me.
    Just another holy roller who hates Oprah!!!

  • The Shy Cookie

    How was Strangers? I love horror movies.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    People are over that. If it is meant to be Christian have faith that the followers will support. Just as all themes genre and communities of people do.

  • takenaback

    It probably will make its money back but not much in profit. I gave the film a 5 out of 10. I felt it might appeal to children more than adults. If I did not have movie pass I probably would not have seen it. You can’t beat $10 per month and being able to see one movie a day.

  • Dowoop

    How do i get me one of those passes?!

  • Dowoop

    And that is why i always said that i went to see Black Panther because it looked like a good movie. Nothing more, nothing less.

  • Dowoop

    Well i would think that different ships landed in North and South America first so they would have different names?

  • V Dubb

    I thought we were supposed to be figuring this support each other stuff out.

  • Dowoop

    In this day and age i dont know why they spent $100M making a movie.

  • Junkanoo

    She was l will give her that but l haven’t been impressed since . She delivered nothing in the Butler or Beloved l can’t stand bad or one note actors makes it hard to get completely absorbed in the film.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    You didn’t like her in Beloved? I did. She and Thandie Newton did a phenomenal job!!

  • takenaback

    Moviepass.com you will need a credit card and you have to have a cell phone you can use a Walmart debit card but you know you will be charged $5.00 per Month and $3 everytime you add cash to it. If you go the Walmart debit card you might have to wait until you receive the card with your name on it. I was able to use it the first time when I signed up but the second month they wouldn’t let me I called and they said I could not pay for anything on line with the original card I had to wait for the one with my name on it.

  • takenaback

    Do woop some of the AMC I believe those are the initials are not taking movie pass anymore so make sure your hometown isn’t an AMC theater and it’s just some of them.

  • TOO REAL

    Oprah’s KARMA

  • Dowoop

    Good to know..Thanks.

  • Dowoop

    Thank you

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Have you even googled the question because the answer comes right up? Jeez

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Y’all Christians love to deflect and avoid TRUTH

  • Dowoop

    Who said i was Christian?

  • Dowoop

    Well considering that Christopher Columbus wasn’t even the first person to sail to the Americas….and yes other people had slaves too.

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Whatever you are you are blantantly and purposely trying to avoid fact.

    Why did you comment anyway if it’s of no concern was to you? If your sole purpose is to bring confusion you can go elsewhere with that.

    Answer the question:

    WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE FIRST SLAVE SHIP TO COME TO AMERICA?

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Thank you for admitting your ignorance. Saved me plenty of time. Good day

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Another deflection to avoid answering the question… what was the name of the ship?

    Stop being a coward and call your Gods name.

  • Layah Jhene

    The Good Ship Jesus

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Carrying over the first 300-500 African slaves led by English Captain and slave trader Sir John Hawkins!

    Stop giving power to the name that enslaved. Christ, the Messiah name was NOT JESUS- your slave masters first ship was.

  • Youngblood

    She wants to out do her own people.epic fail lmfao at her ugly black a$$

  • Tink Tink

    With the next few weeks going into spring break, they’ll def get there.

  • RudyHuxtable

    My daughters saw this movie and LOVED it. My daughter stated there were so many messages within the movie that it had her reevaluating her own life. In a positive light of course. She is 13.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    A film’s first week number usually indicate how much it will make for the period of time it’s in the theaters. If it comes in strong the first week, it’s a sign that subsequent weeks will perform near that number. But if the number is low the first week, it becomes a sinking ship.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    3 months is a stretch and only blockbuster hits stay in the theater that long. These days with Redbox, Netflix, Android Movies, etc, movies are taken out of theaters and placed on other mediums after about a month or two of being in theaters.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    It’s not terrible but it indicates that it will be make less in the subsequent weeks. The first week is usually when movies earn the most at the theaters. Next week, that number could fall to $15mil, the week after that, $5mil, and so on and so forth. And if it doesn’t recoup that $100mil, it will be considered a “flop”.

  • Dowoop

    GOD

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    Your God name is God? You are more lost than I thought.

  • Layah Jhene

    Actually it was Israelites that Africans sold to White folks but yeah The Holy Messiah is not Jesus

  • Reglidan

    Black Panther made $291 million its first week.

  • Yes, I Said That

    I have mixed emotions about Oprah. As a 80s baby that grew up watching the Oprah show, I noticed that her show always catered to white women. If she ever had black people on the show, they were nearly always entertainers or well to do with huge homes. She made millionaires out of only white people with her Favorite Things, Rachael Ray, Dr. Phil, and Dr. Oz. She low balled/blacklisted Iyanla when Iyanla got a better deal with Barbara Walters (I stand with Monique because Oprah had a similar issue with Iyanla). I never thought Oprah and Iyanla would be friends again.

    OWN started with basically all white shows. Sweetie Pies was the only black show in the original line up for OWN. Many black people say Oprah had to cater to whites to get to where she is today but I wish she would have had more balance back then. I guess Oprah came back to black once the white audiences thought she became too uppity by getting her own TV network (which isn’t her first, remember she invested in We TV). She sold more of Own to Discovery so I’m not sure how long Oprah’s network is going to cater to black audiences.

  • Applebootay

    I never discourage someone to not see a movie based on my opinion, however, please note, I’m not a horror movie fan at all, my children chose this movie, a teen and young adult who love horror movies.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Yes, but many ,movies earn their profit over time. Only a handful have earned a chance to say they earned back the budget plus profit the first weekend.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I sure remember Oprah coming out the gate giving all them white folks their own show, including Rosie Odonnell. That OWN was failing and then came Tyler Perry’s audience. The rest is history.

  • hottlanta

    Yep she put Rosie in her chair. You are sooo right.

  • hottlanta

    Please Vanzant show got to popping when she had mom/daughter on there who had sex with the same woman.

  • Moni

    many white people are shocked that ‘black people’ side-eye/give shade to Oprah. I don’t remember the characters being bi-racial and somethings need to keep to the script. I’m glad the director of this didn’t do Black Panther —
    Oprah may be a multi millionaire but she is loved like the Mammy – from Gone with the Wind —- an as Bill Cosby realized – they will bring you down just when you feel accepted and safe ….

  • Kita Williams

    I’m just happy as black directors our movies hold the #1 and #2 spot at the box office. For me, this isn’t a competition, it’s history

  • JENNYJONES1

    MONIQUE TALKING ABOUT OPRAH IS LIKE A POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK, HER HANDS AREN’T THAT CLEAN. IF WE LISTENED TO MONIQUE WE WOULDN’T LIKE ANY BLACK ENTERTAINERS ESP ANYONE THAT’S ACTUALLY WORKING STEADILY UNLIKE HER……….JENNY JONES!!!!

  • Patricia

    lol

  • Feedup17

    When a good book is turned into a PC political diversity thing. That’s what you get – a thing not a movie. I just want good entertainment that does not insult me by leaving the intent of the writer on the floor of diversity.

  • Romie Bourne

    The film underutilized Chris Pine, Oprah is like a cardboard cutout, the last half of the film is not cohesive, and the farther you get into the film the more saccharine it gets. It is hastily wrapped up at the end. It barely adheres to the book, and there is a drastic overuse of glitter. The roles of Meg and Charles Wallace were the only thing that kept us in the cinema. Reese Witherspoon is likeable, for the most part, and Mindy Kalig’s role is best when she is spouting quotes. The production is overly ambitious. The CG is admirable but that doesn’t make up for really flawed writing and direction. The lack of a Christianity theme, which may be referenced in the books, but not heavily so, has nothing to do with why this film is a complete miss. Furthermore, racism does not play for one second as to why this film is severely lacking at nearly every turn. Direction, editing and screenplay sunk this ship, not racism.

  • Debbie

    “Jennifer Lee, laughably dismissed critics who blamed her for removing Christianity from the movie. Lee told an interviewer that making the film Christian would be “exclusionary.” ”
    The foolish scoff even when they are given an opportunity to sit up straight and listen. Okay, then, laugh away and take your lumps.

  • Sam XXX

    LOL, was your daughter high?

  • RudyHuxtable

    No. She is a child and she simply just liked it.

  • Italia203

    Oprah is no big movie star..sorry but this movie proves it..just another Disney mess and bad attempt to make the Big O more important!
    By now most people are sick of her face in everything and always trying to be a know it all about everything..she is a Bore!

  • Testament

    What a stupidly deceptive answer. A simple google search did bring up the answer which is why I replied to your snarky response with a snarky response. I’ll let you figure out why it matters.

  • MovieBuff

    No, she didn’t say that.

  • MovieBuff

    And this is why you’ll always fail. If you support things that are terrible just because of the race or gender of the creator, all you do is show a lack of intellectual honesty.

  • RudyHuxtable

    She did.

  • MovieBuff

    You know that it’s incredibly easy tell the difference between the way children and teenagers talk, and the way soccer moms without a mediocrum of self awareness talk, right?