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Black Panther makes history

26 February 2018, 07:49 | Tracey Rhodes

Black Panther makes history

Black Panther makes history

Audiences have packed multiplexes to experience the first big-budget superhero movie to feature a majority black cast, set its story in an African locale, and tackle the legacy of slavery and themes of black identity.

"All hail the King of Wakanda!" declared the Walt Disney Co. while reporting Sunday's estimates. Anyone who's seen Marvel's Black Panther can tell you why that's amusing.

Hundreds of filmgoers marvelled at the acting exploits of Gurira who plays Okoye in the movie. Black Panther has made Marvel history after securing opening weekend and now receiving the esteemed title of highest grossing first week film of the Marvel Universe.

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That's the second-best performance for a movie ever in its second weekend.

The steady stream of smashing the box office, both domestic and foreign, continues to run its course for Black Panther. He's still Bruce Willis, but a decade of doing straight to video movies has severely diminished his star power. Boseman possesses a timeless craft that is vivacious, influential, and skilled in "Black Panther".

Remember: all films will steadily make less at the box office, but the slow decline means that Black Panther is being buoyed by strong word of mouth.

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"It's nice to have [people of] other ethnicities get a chance to really show what they can do", attendee Darius Wilson, 19, said.
"The kids that don't often see someone who's black, someone who's postive, someone who's a hero in their community, this will be a big deal to them". If you're not familiar, Wakanda is the fictitious country from the latest Marvel superhero film Black Panther, which is now dominating the box office.

"Black Panther" is a film that is not only hot but also historic. While the president had confused fake African nations for real ones in the past, a slight slip is nothing like believing the fictional nation of Wakanda from the Marvel comic and film is a real place.

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