The movie is also the biggest domestic debut for any film that isn't a character team-up movie or part of a sequel trilogy, as well as being the biggest Presidents' Day four-day opening ever, raking in $235 million domestically and $404 million worldwide. You see, what's happening is that right wing trolls are trying to convince this country that they're getting beat up by black people for wanting to see a movie starring a black superhero.
'Never in a million years did we imagine that you all would come out this strong'.
The letter was shared by Black Panther's Instagram on Tuesday.
Imitation is the best form of flattery: @chadwickboseman I admire your quiet, confident, regal nature.
I want to share something that Nelson Mandela said to me.
At one point in the movie, technological mastermind Shuri leads her older brother T'Challa (aka the Black Panther) through her lab, filled with gadgets non-Wakandans can only dream of.
"We celebrate BREAKING BOX OFFICE RECORDS with @blackpanther for many reasons, but chief among them is because we had you as our king". Now Black Panther has just beat that with an opening of over $242 million.
The answer, which now seems obvious, is the little kid, and indeed Coogler wanted to zero in on that experience of looking up to someone as a hero, someone who looks like an adult version of you.
On Sunday, it was revealed that the Chadwick Boseman-headlined solo movie had set a pre-summer record three-day weekend of $201.7 million in North America (blitzing the previous record of $132.4 million set by Deadpool in 2016).
HollywoodLifers, have you seen Black Panther?
Fandango announced today that it sold more than 30% of the US four-day weekend box office dollars for "Black Panther", marking one of Fandango's largest shares of opening weekend for any movie in the company's 18-year history.
Williams said Black Panther is different than most superhero movies because it deals with real life issues.