'Black Panther' brings in a record-breaking box office weekend in US


According to Fortune, Black Panther's success is "dispelling industry concerns that a superhero movie revolving nearly entirely around black characters [can] resonate with a general audience".

And "Black Panther" has hit other high marks as well.

"This story was first published on CNN.com, "'Black Panther' brings in a record-breaking box office weekend".

While T'Challa may be the one who is heading Marvel's latest blockbuster Black Panther, it was his younger sister, Shuri, who many agree was a standout character.

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Boseman will be returning as Black Panther in Marvel's upcoming Avengers sequel, Infinity War which is set to arrive on May 4.

Logan's James Mangold may have strong feelings about the use of post-credit scenes, but since Nick Fury's appearance in 2008's Iron Man, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become synonymous in teasing what could come next. Many expected the movie to do for racial diversity what "Wonder Woman" did for women last summer, saying white males do not always need to play the lead role to be successful in the box office.

Fans are loving "Black Panther" and the film's director is loving them right back. He showed up and talked to the audience about the impact of this film. But there are also moments when the film pulls no punches at critiquing aspects of the black experience today, such as Okoye (Danai Gurira)'s rejection of the wig she must wear to blend into the "outside world" and Shuri's insistence on calling white Central Intelligence Agency agent Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) a "colonizer". Their community is built on Vibranium, a precious mineral that also powers the Black Panther suit (and Captain America's shield). Namely, the treatment and ultimate death of Killmonger. "Deep down we all hoped that people would come to see a film about a fictional country on the continent of Africa, made up of a cast of people of African descent". Don't get me wrong, this is a very good film, one of Marvel Studio's best, but it wasn't great the way that Spiderman: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok are great.

When two foes, Insane smuggler Ulysses Klaue (Serkis) and deadly clandestine agent Erik Killmonger (Jordan), conspire to destroy T'Challa, Wakanda is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of the secluded nation and the entire world at risk. And it was all founded in T'Challa's name even though he never knew about it until now.