The record-breaking smash hit Marvel movie, ‘Black Panther’ has officially raked in $1 Billion worldwide in just four weeks after it’s release.
The defying feat was made officially this past Friday– mainly attributed to moviegoers attending in droves, and often seeing the movie more than just once.
The multi-layered story follows the journey of King T’Challa and the trials and tribulations within and even outside of the now-infamous Wakanda.
The film starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, and Michael B. Jordan, (directed by Ryan Coogler), is the fifth Marvel movie to hit the $1 Billion mark, but stands alone by receiving almost universal critical acclaim and continuing to achieve major milestones with each passing day. It marks the first blockbuster starring a black superhero within the leading role; drawing a connection to audiences unlike ever before. The film tackles issues of race, colonization, heritage, and so much more.
The success of the movie is thought of ‘as a wall crumbling,’ according to Jeff Bock, a senior analyst at Exhibitor Relations:
“In terms of Black Panther, no studio can say again, ’Oh, black movies don’t travel, overseas interest will be minimal.”
Now, with Marvel heads officially confirming that there will ‘definitely be a Black Panther sequel,’ this past Friday with Entertainment Weekly, audiences will undoubtedly gain yet another chapter within the Wakandan way of life, and will continue to set groundbreaking milestones within Hollywood.
Written By: Kisha Forde