There’s been a lot of talk about The Marvels‘ performance at the box office, and though many are talking about how it underperformed, they are not noting that the film has broken more ground for Black women filmmakers.

The Marvels, directed by Nia DaCosta, is the highest-grossing film ever for a Black female director, surpassing Ava DuVernay‘s A Wrinkle in Time. The Marvels has currently grossed $161 million worldwide, while A Wrinkle in Time grossed $132 million. DaCosta was previously second to DuVernay with her previous film, Candyman. This means DaCosta has two out of the three highest-grossing films from Black women.

This statistic was highlighted in Deadline‘s latest article about DuVernay’s Origin becoming the highest-tested film for DuVernay and Neon. However, this fact has been drowned out across entertainment outlets as a whole in order to highlight (and perhaps in some cases, hype up) the fact that the film was an overall underperformer for Marvel Studios, which has films that have crossed the $1 billion mark, such as Black Panther.

The extreme focus on The Marvels‘ performance also seems to be because this is one of the few Marvel films predominately led by women, joining Scarlett Johansson-starrer Black Widow. As The Mary Sue reported, the film was facing an uphill battle after a tough year for entertainment and superhero films overall. As the site states, “It simply had too many things stacked against it, such as superhero fatigue, the SAG-AFTRA strike, the newness of the characters and the negativity from sexist trolls.”

Author Stephen King called the online reporting about the film “barely masked gloating” on social media, with The Mary Sue further writing how the online bashing of the film seems directly related to the fact that women were at the helm of the film in front of and behind the screen.

“Every media outlet was almost too eager to run dramatic headlines about The Marvels being Marvel’s worst film and marking a new low for the franchise,” according to the site. “Then there are the sexist trolls openly gloating because they know they can twist The Marvels‘ shortcomings to insist that women don’t belong in film.”

However, the film’s silver lining for Black filmmakers shows that Black directors, in particular Black female directors, can lead major motion pictures and be successful at it. Regardless of what Marvel fans might think about the film, DaCosta has paved an even wider road for Black female filmmakers who want to make it in the industry.