New Delhi, 19th Feb, 2018: Disney and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is creating history at the North American box office. The movie is running for a record-shattering $205 million-$210 million over the long Presidents Day weekend after earning a rare A+ CinemaScore from audiences,” as per reports in the Hollywood Reporter.
The Thursday opening numbers is a new high-water mark for the month of February. They are roughly double the previous record of $12.7 million of “Deadpool.”
It also ranks as the second-biggest preview gross for a Marvel title, behind only “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which scored $27.6 million from its previews. Black Panther did spectacularly well in IMAX screenings, picking up $3 million from those locations.
In overseas markets, “Black Panther” has grossed $47 million since it started rolling out on Tuesday. It is now showing in several major markets including the UK, Hong Kong, Taiwan, France, and Australia. On Friday, “Black Panther” also opened in Spain, Mexico, Finland, India, and South Africa.
The Ryan Coogler directorial has been made with a whopping $200 million, which is a defining moment in Hollywood history. The big-budget studio tentpole has a virtually all-black cast.
The story of T’Challa, Black Panther has Chadwick Boseman as the lead protagonist, who returns home to Wakanda, an isolated, but technologically advanced African nation. After his king-father, T’Challa must take up kingship.”
If you are a fan of unfamiliar languages and loved the language used by Kalikeya’s tongue in Bahubali I, then the movie-buff in you is up for treat in this movie. The Movie uses isiXhosa, one of South Africa’s 11 official languages, to solidify the story’s African authenticity.
In Hollywood, it’s rare to see a major blockbuster superhero film starring an African-American protagonist. Black Panther even has supporting cast that is overwhelmingly African-American. It has an African-American director, African-American writers, African-American musicians, African-American creative decision-makers and artists behind the scenes.