But instead of filling in the void, it looks like this Chadwick Boseman film has snatched all the limelight from the upcoming mega film, and is setting its own records. But they just made things a little more complicated, adding a nonstop flight to the Black Panther's (wholly fictional) home nation of Wakanda.
Black Panther is the First Mainstream Black Superhero. After the unprecedented success of the Ryan Coogler film, much of the world is now aware of Wakanda. Star Wars: The Last Jedi holds the third spot at 241.75 million dollars.
"Black Panther" has demolished the record for the largest Presidents Day weekend, blowing past "Deadpool's" 2016 mark of $152 million. The extended weekend owing to the President's Day in the United States gave the film an added day to add to its mega profits.
Since the release of the film, renewed calls from attorneys, families and civil rights leaders have demanded for the release of more than a dozen incarcerated members of the Black Panther Party, The Guardian reported.
"Black Panther", Marvel's first film directed by an African-American, brought in an estimated $192 million for its three-day debut in North America this weekend.
Speaking with Empire Film Podcast, Coogler confessed that seeing T'Challa take the stage among the rest of the world's powers was how he wanted to leave Black Panther. It's cited as a reason there aren't more big-budget black films being made. As the video's caption revealed, the movie theater's manager was not convinced: "We tried getting the two for one special at black panther".
The actor who is set to reprise his role in Avengers: Infinity War in May, uploaded a video clip on his Instagram account in May a year ago, which showed him practising moves that resembled silat. It's definitely something that could allow the MCU to continue for years to come.
The superhero movie that premiered in the middle of Black History Month has a black director (Ryan Coogler) and an nearly entirely black cast. Women drive the film's action in various moments throughout and serve as T'Challa's primary allies when he returns to fight Killmonger. With the likes of Danai Gurira's Okoye and Lupita Nyong'o's Nakia also playing a part, it flowed on from the previous shot without rehashing what came before it.
Less conflicted are bad guys Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) and Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan).
It also flies in the face of the outdated Hollywood logic that a film featuring a predominantly black cast won't sell.
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