Former United States First Lady, Michelle Obama , turned up at the cinema to watch Ryan Coogler’s work ‘Black Panther’ , and she couldn’t hold back her excitement after watching the movie.
Michelle Obama tweeted;
“Congrats to the entire Black Panther team! Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen.
“I loved this movie and I know it will inspire people of all backgrounds to dig deep and find the courage to be heroes of their own stories.”
Black Panther which was directed by Coogler, features an almost all-black cast, including Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Sterling K Brown, and John Kani.
Black Panther has already topped $400 million worldwide, claiming the largest February-release opening weekend of all time in the US with a $201.8 million three-day gross.
The film, which carries an estimated $200 million production cost, had been tracking to bring in between an impressive $100 and $120 million when first estimates emerged on Jan. 25. Since then, “Black Panther” has become a must-see movie for many moviegoers, underlined when Thursday previews brought in $25.2 million, the largest Thursday night preview gross for a February opener and the second-largest preview gross for a Marvel film.
The film’s estimated three-day gross of $192 million is the highest debut ever for a February film and the fifth highest of all time. Combined with an estimated international debut of $169 million from 69 percent of the international market, the estimated global debut stands at $361 million through Sunday. “Black Panther” has demolished the record for the largest Presidents Day weekend, blowing past “Deadpool‘s” 2016 mark of $152 million.
”This is proof that the big screen experience may arguably be the most powerful platform of change in our society,“ said Paul Dergarabedian,”senior media analyst with comScore.
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