Black Panther, a movie deeply enmeshed in African roots and culture, has come to stay, and while many are yet to watch it, the movie has broken multiple box office records in its opening weekend both in the US and globally, far exceeding projections that had been made about the much-anticipated film.
It is noteworthy that this is the first Marvel movie of its kind was directed by an African American, and its cast is dominated by Africans cast stars.
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In the US, Black Panther garnered over $200 million over this past weekend.
Global ticket sales are predicted to total an estimated $387 million by Monday.
Black Panther instantly became the top-grossing film in history by a black director Ryan Coogler, beating out previous record-holder, Straight Outta Compton, which earned $214 million for its entire run in 2015, after adjusting for inflation.
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Many see this as a giant leap forward for the film industry and hope more is to come.
The soundtrack, which features South African artists like Babes Wodumo, also debuted at number one on the Billboard 100 Chart.
Source: Eyewitness News