LOS ANGELES- Black Panther broke records worldwide after its worldwide release on the 16of February. In the US the box office numbers were astounding, it ranked an estimated earnings of $218-million, over a the US long weekend.
Industry figures have shown that the highly-anticipated 18th entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) earned $192-million over Friday, Saturday and Sunday – exceeding predictions of $170-million.
Thanks to the public holiday on Monday, Presidents day, the film boosted an extra $26 million to a total cum of $218 million, beating Deadpools record of $152 Million in 2016.
The film was expected to smash box office records but also created a discussion of being a game changer for racial representation in cinema, as the movie was majority of black actors.
“[This movie’s] universal themes will allow it to become a worldwide phenomenon while at the same time representing a really important moment in film, breaking down barriers and outmoded ideas about what is commercially viable,” said Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst for comScore.
“This is a new ballgame now, one that shouldn’t discriminate in any way shape or form – with talent leading the charge, no matter what colour flag they’re flying,” said Bock.
Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at Boxoffice.com said, “The impact of Black Panther’s seemingly inevitable success could be far-reaching in ways that we can’t fully predict yet, other than to say Marvel’s universe – and the movie world at large – are becoming more and more inclusive for all genders and all colors of skin.”
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