Like living a dream. Black Panther‘s box office story is like a fantasy journey. Ryan Coogler’s Marvel film is riding an unprecedented tide of success as it continues to pummel all previous movies in its genre, and smashing longstanding box office records.
And right now, it just surpassed another cinematic milestone by beating out The Avengers‘ North American gross to become the highest-grossing superhero movie ever in the United States.
But no qualms their. According to estimates, by the end of this weekend, Black Panther will overtake that figure to push Avengers into second place and root itself firmly as the new number one.
The gripping film has became a spectacular cultural phenomenon worldwide. It features a mainly black cast, consisting of some major Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers. It is the action packed story of King T’Challa, remarkably played by Chadwick Boseman and the fictional African nation of Wakanda. This movie ushered in a new kind of hero. The kind not normally seen in the comic book, super hero movie genre.
|Starring Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther|
It kicked off its successful run with a record-breaking opening weekend for the month of February.
The word spread fast and the reviews poured in. Critical praise, as well as the talented all-star performances from the likes of Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker,Michael B. Jordan, Letitia Wright and Boseman himself, continues to boost the film’s presence in theaters and in people's hearts.
In a touching note of gratitude to the film's growing legion of fans, Coolger wrote:
“Deep down we all hoped that people would come to see a film about a fictional country on the continent of Africa, made up of a cast of people of African descent. Never in a million years did we imagine that you all would come out this strong,” Coogler wrote in a touching thank-you note to the fans.
“It still humbles me to think that people care enough to spend their money and time watching our film,” he continued. “But to see people of all backgrounds wearing clothing that celebrates their heritage, taking pictures next to our posters with their friends and family, and sometimes dancing in the lobbies of theaters often moved me and my wife to tears.”
It goes without saying that this movie and it's impressive storyline will have a great impact in the future of Marvel Cinematic Universe.