Michelle Obama (and everyone else) loves Black Panther

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Michelle Obama has sent congratulations to the creators of Black Panther after a weekend that saw the superhero movie to accumulate a box-office success of box office collection.

“I loved this movie,” wrote the former First Lady on Monday.

“Thanks to you, young people, finally seeing superheroes who look like them on the big screen,” she said.

And it seems that she is not alone in loving the film – with the box office takings much higher than anticipated.

Reviewed the study estimated that its U.S. and Canada grosses for the four-day President’s Day weekend in more than $235m (£168m).

That’s miles ahead of the $120m (£86m) the film was predicted to take during the same period as recent as the past month.

Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins joined Mrs. Obama in celebration of the film’s achievement.

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Based on the Marvel comic book character, Black Panther revolves around the prince of a fictional central african nation who moonlights as a costumed crime fighter.

The film has received praise for having a black director, Creed Ryan Coogler, and a predominantly black cast, most of whom speak with accents.

According to Fortune, the Black Panther, the success of “allay the worries of the industry that a superhero movie revolving almost entirely around black characters [can] resonate with a general audience”.

“The study can Not say again, ‘Oh, black movies do not travel abroad, the interest will be minimal,” box-office analyst Jeff Bock told the publication last week.


February is not usually used as a launch platform for “tentpole” blockbusters, which tend to be retained until after the Oscars and the end of the “awards season”.

The last few years, however, have shown that there is an appetite at this time of year for another type of material.

Deadpool, the last superhero film to open in North America during the weekend of President’s Day, devised a stunning $152m (£108m) when he made his debut in the year 2016.

Black panther, despite the fact that, surely, received an additional boost of positive buzz, the criticism – which currently has a 97% rating on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes and huge social media awareness.

Last week, variety reported that the film had become the most twitter-about film of the year so far, having raised more than five million tweets on the social platform.

“I’ve never worked on a film where people are this excited about it before you even roll a camera,” Coogler told the BBC earlier this month.

Other factors that influence the success of the film may include a crowd funding initiative to raise funds for the purchase of tickets of cinema for children.

According to the web site GoFundMe, the #BlackPantherChallenge has so far raised more than $400,000 (£285,000) to allow the children to see the film in a movie theater.

Actress Brie Larson, star of the upcoming Marvel release of Captain Marvel, is one of many to defend the regime.

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Black Panther stars, meanwhile, have their own theories on why the film has touched a chord with audiences.

In a post on Instagram, the actress Lupita Nyong or paid tribute to his co-star Chadwick Boseman and his “calm, confident, regal nature.”

“We celebrate BREAKING box office RECORDS with @blackpanther for many reasons, but chief among them is because we have had as our king,” she continued.

The british Daniel Kaluuya, meanwhile, has suggested that the success of the film lies in the audience to see in the cinemas instead of using illegal means to access it.

“If you complain a lot about the visibility and representation that you have to pay, you have to admit that when we do it,” said 1Xtra presenter dotty at the beginning of this month.

“You have to support what you want to see. Ryan Coogler and us many times, have given us the support and we need the support of the back.”


Black Panther, the success extends beyond America’s borders. The film took $25.3 m (£18 m) in the cinemas of South korea during the opening of the week – more than in any other place outside the united states.

The fact that a key action sequences was filmed in the Korean city of Busan is understood to have boosted its popularity.

Closer to home, meanwhile, Black Panther has recorded the biggest February opening in the uk and Ireland box office.

Since its arrival at cinemas British a week ago, the film has made £17.7 m – that, according to The Guardian, Charles Gant, is more than the previous releases from Marvel as Thor and Ant-Man made for all of the united kingdom is run.

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