"Black Panther" also featured a predominately all-black cast, including award-winning actors Michael B. Jordan as antagonist "Erik Killmonger" and Chadwick Boseman as "T'Challa"/ "Black Panther". Marvel's "Black Panther" is all that and more.
Initial estimates had Black Panther tracking in the $100 to $120 million range, but the film has managed to double that thanks to stellar word-of-mouth, spurred by its nearly entirely African American cast and its incredible reviews.
The film stands among few films to achieve a flawless 5 out of 5 stars on comScore/Screen Engine's PostTrak audience survey with a 88 percent "definite recommend" from audiences that were 37 percent African-American, 35 percent Caucasian, 18 percent Hispanic, 5 percent Asian and 5 percent making up the rest of the moviegoers, according to Dergarabedian. Black Panther is the first MCU film to receive an A-plus since the original Avengers in 2012.
Disney first announced plans for a "Black Panther" movie in 2014.
Hundreds of students in the Sacramento area watched "Black Panther" at a private screening on Saturday. It also appears that it opened with $169 million overseas in 48 markets.
Its rating makes it the best reviewed superhero/comic book movie of all time edging out Iron Man and even The Dark Knight. The film reportedly cost $200 million to make. Passed down from father to son, the Black Panther has been the protector of the fictional Wakanda, the nation responsible for the metal that made the shield for Captain America. In the coming days, I'm sure a lot of people will be talking about how revolutionary BLACK PANTHER is and how it's changing the face of blockbusters forever.