Disney’s Black Panther proved to be a pop culture phenomenon and achieved the box office collection record with around $235 million. A product from the Marvel Entertainment, the first global superhero blockbuster movie Black Panther was released by an African American director. The movie consisted a number of black people. However, the movie has gained something more than expected and also has set records for a February opening and for a Presidents Day weekend debut. As per the report, previous record holder movie name was Deadpool. It has collected $152 million domestically in the just four-day holiday. The moviegoers included 37 percent African American, 35 percent white, 18 percent Latino, 5 percent Asian and rest 5 percent were other.
With the new record, Black Panther is now listed as the firth highest domestic opening weekend of all time. Other top four movies are Star Wars: The Force Awakens which was released in 2015, 2017’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jurassic World of 2012 and Marvel’s The Avengers released in 2012.
Apart from that, Black Panther has received an A-plus audience rating from CinemaScore. Critics on Rotten Tomatoes have given a 97 percent fresh rating. All these factors have made this movie as the most well-received superhero film ever. The movie is directed and co-written by Ryan Coogler with co-writer Joe Robert Cole and starring Chadwick Boseman.
Dave Hollis, president of global distribution at Disney stated, “Results like this go beyond anything anyone ever could have hoped for.” The momentums in the movie are great and have left us unable, even, to keep up with projections.”
This Afrocentric movie shows about the colonialism and the reverberation of slavery. The story is based on a mythical kingdom of Wakanda which houses world’s most costly and rare metal vibranium. This metal helps the kingdom to become the most advanced nation on the planet.