Black Panther is hyped up following its success at the box office. The film has supposedly inspired movements in voting, fashion, and random gestures of kindness.
The Marvel movie – led by Ryan Coogler, the director of Fruitvale Station and Creed – made $192 million in ticket sales in North America this past weekend.
Box Office Mojo estimated its numbers which if are correct, makes it the fifth best opening weekend of all time following movies like Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Avengers, and Jurassic World.
The film had a budget of $200 million and beat Deadpool’s record last year in February. It also holds a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it a massive success critically and commercially.
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Chadwick Boseman stars as the leading character, T’Challa, alongside other actors and actresses including Lupita Nyong’O, Michael B Scott, Daniel Kaluuya, and Angela Bassett.
Reportedly, the movie is about a fictional nation in East Africa called Wakanda. In addition to succeeding in its entertainment value, the movie has spawned political movements.
Brie Larson, the actress, scheduled to play a leading role in Captain Marvel, created a pay-it-forward campaign through a tweet on Thursday.
The campaign is meant to pay for people around the world who want to see the movie but can’t. The film comes after Donald Trump made disparaging comments about African nations, a comment which united many in their critique of the president.
And while the comments he made were uncouth, it couldn’t have come at a better time for the makers of Black Panther, who undoubtedly and inadvertently cashed in on the controversy.
Additionally, an activist group based in the United States is intending to promote registration among African-American voters in the US. The campaign uses the hashtag, WakandaTheVote, and they’ve been setting up kiosks outside of movie theaters around the United States.