Ava DuVernay Is The First Black Woman To Direct A Film To Gross $100 Million Domestically

Ava DuVernay has become the first female black director to have a film gross $100 million in a domestic box office, Fast Company reports. Thanks to A Wrinkle In Time, DuVernay has achieved a major first for black women in film and is now the 13th African-American to have this accomplishment. Other black directors on this list include Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip) and Jordan Peele (Get Out).

A Wrinkle In Time has grossed $100,327,926 domestically and $32,927,819 in international box offices.

DuVernay is currently directing the DC Comics movie adaptation of New Gods. She is now the second woman to direct a superhero film.