Sunday, February 18, 2018

'Black Panther' is making box office history

Photo credit: Entertainment Weekly

Marvel's 'Black Panther' is the latest superhero movie to rule the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the box office too

Black Panther, which stars Michael B. JordanLupita Nyong’oChadwick Boseman, and Daniel Kaluuya, among others, has already cemented its place in cinematic history as the most high-profile black superhero movie to date. The film is also slated to be the biggest February movie release in history!

Marvel's first film directed by an African-American, brought in an estimated $192 million for its three-day debut in North America this weekend, according to CNN. That's the fifth biggest opening of all time!

Black Panther also scored $25.2 million in Thursday previews. That’s the second-biggest Marvel Cinematic Universe Thursday preview/midnight preview ever, between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Age of Ultron, according to reports. 

Disney estimates that the film will bring in $218 million domestically for the four day holiday weekend, according to CNN. The film brought in an opening of $361 million around the world.

Black Panther also shattered the record for an opening in February, which belonged to Deadpool, the superhero film that brought in $132 million when it opened in 2016, CNN reports.

A number of prominent entertainment and sports figures - such as TI, Serena Williams, Octavia Spencer, and many more - have hosted free screenings of Black Panther. 

Black Panther has become a must-see for children, especially children of color, so they know they are also being represented in these kind of superhero films. Young black girls will see a positive representation of black women and positive media representation on screen as black women are at the forefront of the story.  

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