The Real Reason Black Panther Shattered The Box Office & Expectations

Alan Olson
February 23, 2018

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Black Panther follows other comic book films like last year's Wonder Woman, making a cultural impact and being a box office success. It's the fifth-highest opening for a film and the biggest opening in the month of February.

The thrill of sneaking into a movie and not getting caught was always one of those things I secretly fantasized about as a kid, but never actually had the guts to do.

The movie stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa AKA Black Panther.

Former First Lady of the United Stated, Michelle Obama recently tweeted her thoughts about Black Panther.

This title means they are the nation's guardian to protect against any threat.

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A prevailing belief among some in Hollywood has been that movies with mostly black casts don't do well at the foreign box office, but Disney reported $169 million in worldwide ticket sales - a figure expected to climb dramatically when "Black Panther" opens in major markets including China, Japan and Russian Federation.

The movie ends with T'Challa and Shuri heading to the apartment in Oakland, California, in which their father killed Erik Killmonger's father, and reflecting on how they came to be in the civil war of Wakanda. He also wrestles with a duality that shows up throughout the story: traditionalism versus modernism.

Remembering what came after Oakland, the mid-credits featured T'Challa alongside his friends at the they made a decision to share Wakanda's technology with the rest of the world. Should he make his country more globally-oriented? The trouble starts when a pair of criminals - Klaue (Andy Serkis) and Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) - try to steal some vibranium for more nefarious purposes.

"I was very grateful when I found out he did it", 12-year-old Rachel Ellis said.

The film is setting records and inspiring people of all ages by showcasing a mostly black cast with a black director.

"It's a testament to an extraordinarily made film", Hollis said. The film introduces us to the African nation of Wakanda for the first time after audiences were fed small hints about it in earlier Marvel films.

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