It Happened: Black Panther Just Crushed Titanic’s 21-Year-Old Box Office Record

Now, Black Panther has taken down the Titanic. Black Panther train is showing no signs of slowing down. The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest superhero story ripped through the box office following its Feb. 16 debut, bringing in hundreds of millions and even earning Oscar buzz. Naturally, the film has also been demolishing box office records previously held by pop-culture juggernauts such as The Dark Knight … Continue reading It Happened: Black Panther Just Crushed Titanic’s 21-Year-Old Box Office Record

‘Black Panther’ to Break Saudi Arabia’s 35-Year Cinema Ban

WOW! Another first for Black Panther. Wakanda forever. Marvel’s superhero blockbuster will help open the first movie theater in Saudi Arabia on April 18, ending a 35-year ban on cinemas. Black Panther is set to make some more history. Marvel’s record-breaking superhero blockbuster — which has already amassed north of $1.2 billion since launching in February — will herald Saudi Arabia’s long-awaited return to the … Continue reading ‘Black Panther’ to Break Saudi Arabia’s 35-Year Cinema Ban

The Global Significance of ‘Black Panther’ (Guest Column – Alan Jenkins)

American film and television have long been among the United States’ most capacious exports, sending to overseas audiences a pernicious inventory of racial tropes, stereotypes and distortions. Those misperceptions arrived in Asia years before my brother did. The Opportunity Agenda president Alan Jenkins writes that after years of exporting harmful depictions of Black men and women to the world, Hollywood has an “export of which … Continue reading The Global Significance of ‘Black Panther’ (Guest Column – Alan Jenkins)

The ‘Black Panther’ Revolution

How Chadwick Boseman and Ryan Coogler created the most radical superhero movie of all time Two years ago, Chadwick Boseman was in a movie called Gods of Egypt. It was not a very good movie. But in addition to its not-goodness, it also became infamous for whitewashing – casting, as ancient African deities, a white guy from Scotland, a white guy from Denmark and at … Continue reading The ‘Black Panther’ Revolution

Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Runs Past $300M Offshore, $700M WW

Wowza . . . and the numbers keep climbing – over $700 million worldwide. Wakanda Forever! After shattering expectations in his opening frame last weekend, Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther tore up another $83.8M in 55 material markets this session. That lifts the international box office to $304M and the global cume to $704M. Overall overseas, the Ryan Coogler-helmed superhero movie is now running 40% ahead of … Continue reading Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Runs Past $300M Offshore, $700M WW

Black Panther had its world premiere last night, and people say it’s a ‘thoughtful masterpiece’

  Marvel’s “Black Panther,” the first black superhero movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, had its world premiere last night. While the reviews are under embargo until February 6 (ten days before the movie comes out), the initial reactions on social media are in: people love it. Not only did the early reactions agree that it’s one of the best movies in MCU, they also … Continue reading Black Panther had its world premiere last night, and people say it’s a ‘thoughtful masterpiece’

Lupita Nyong’o: From Political Exile to Oscar to Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

The actress — who has an Academy Award, beauty megadeals and two Disney franchises — opens up about her globe-trotting childhood, lingering insecurities and why she went public on Weinstein: “I couldn’t sleep. I needed to get it out.” In August 2008, Lupita Nyong’o boarded a plane for her native Kenya. She was distraught. Five years after moving to America to become an undergraduate at … Continue reading Lupita Nyong’o: From Political Exile to Oscar to Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

Marvel | *NEW* Black Panther Posters

Black Panther Absolutely love these posters and costumes! His Father’s Legacy Her King’s Love His Enemy’s Revenge Her Son’s Survival His People’s Rage Her Brother’s Keeper His King’s Commands His People’s Pride His Nation’s Security Her Nation’s Honor Wakanda Forever . . . in theaters February 16th!     Disclaimer: We hold no rights to any of the pictures. No copyright infringement intended. Continue reading Marvel | *NEW* Black Panther Posters

‘Black Panther,’ ‘Thor’ Casts Unite for First Marvel Family Photo

30 minutes before the stars of Disney and Marvel’s Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok took to the Hall H stage at Comic-Con on Saturday, the worlds of Asgard and Wakanda collided backstage for the first-ever Marvel family photo of the two casts. Nineteen members of the Marvel universe — led by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige — posed for The Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive portrait backstage just moments before the studio’s presentation. From the … Continue reading ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Thor’ Casts Unite for First Marvel Family Photo