Skip to comments.Black Panther Breaks Box Office Records
Posted on 02/19/2018 6:58:23 PM PST by SeekAndFind
The Ryan Coogler-directed "Black Panther" has set a new box office record with an estimated $192 million for its three-day debut in North America.
Disney and Marvel Studios' "Black Panther," starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan, earned the highest debut ever for a February film and the fifth biggest opening of all time among other box office records, according to CNN Money, which added that it's also the largest opening for an African-American director.
The February opening record previously belonged to "Deadpool," which brought in $132 million in 2016.
Media measurement and analytics company comScore called the film an "important milestone."
"'Black Panther' exceeded even the grandest box office expectations while simultaneously breaking down cinematic barriers and marking a turning point in the evolution of the genre," comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian was quoted as saying.
The film challenges the Hollywood notion that "actors and directors of color are less bankable than their white male counterparts," notes Forbes.
Rotten Tomatoes has given it a rating of 97 percent. "'Black Panther' elevates superhero cinema to thrilling new heights while telling one of the MCU's most absorbing stories and introducing some of its most fully realized characters," it says.
The superhero movie "proved surprisingly religious," PJ Media's Tyler O'Neil wrote in an op-ed. "'Black Panther' showed main characters praying to religious beings who remained offscreen, or invoking their aid against one another," he explained.
Focus on the Family's Plugged In review noted that while some of the film's themes "echo Christian ideas and values, the movie's explicit spiritual framework is rooted in another mythos" (people pray to ancestors and praise the panther god, Bast).
Still, some Christians, including gospel music veteran Kirk Franklin, expressed support for the film, saying it represents hope for a community of people.
The film is about five African tribes warring over a meteorite of the alien metal vibranium centuries ago.
A warrior consumes a "heart-shaped herb" affected by the metal and receives superhuman abilities, becoming the first "Black Panther." The superhero then unites the tribes as one nation, Wakanda. However, the Jabari Tribe refuses to follow. The Wakandans exploit the vibranium for technological advancements and isolate themselves from the rest of the world by posing as a Third World country, as the film progresses.
But what’s the foreign box office?
What’s a Coogler?
I guess I’m too old to get it. Did the audience think it was about the 60’s-70’s radicals? Or, am I just being racis ‘.
I can’t imagine throwing away good money and burning 2-3 hours of one’s life to watch this garbage. P. T. Barnum was right.
RE: P. T. Barnum was right.
There happens to be a movie about him right now :)
More wonderment for the comic book crowd of adult children.
Other than the Batman reboot and Wonder Woman, D.C. Comics haven't done jack at the box office or in terms of creating a viable franchise.
All of the Marvel movies with probably the sole exception of Fantastic Four has hauled @ss at the box office.
I really thought this movie would be Marvel's Waterloo, but I'm eating crow. I guess either fans got tired of the racist crap and decided to spend their money to shut the haters up or it truly was a spectacular movie without the PC and SJW crap. I'll definitely catch it on a matinee now.
There’s a lot of racism expressed on this site. There are countless examples on other Black Panther posts. I would like to think we’re better than that but maybe not.
Go see “The 15:17 to Paris” instead. Real guys who believe in God who are real heroes. When Spencer Stone, unarmed, recreates his charge down the aisle towards a terrorist with an AKM. It’s breathtaking.
National Review liked it.
Breitbart gave it a good review too.
Foreign and domestic box office 404 million
So did two of my grandsons,18 and 20,as did their friends.
Oh, I’m supposed to swallow a Black racists movie and be silent.Can’t stand the criticism get off FR.
Oh please. We’re sick of pompous black millionaire elites bitching about how evil and racist America is. If this movie would’ve bombed, you know they would of blamed whitey.
Just saw it. There is very little SJW crap in it. Only a couple of comments by the bad guy. There IS a one world order undercurrent that only comes into play at the end. The characters are pretty good. Some good action mixed in with a pretty decent story. I have to say that I never read comic books as a kid so I don’t really know the history of the Black Panther - just what they presented in the movie.
Yes, and its absolutely marvelous. I had no idea what it was about when the kids took us to see it and was very pleasantly surprised. Hugh Jackman really delivers in the role of Barnum!
The impression I’m getting is it’s a pretty good movie with some positive themes and not a lot of SJW agitprop. Frankly I’m relieved.
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