The South African actor John Kani stars as King T'Challa, ruler of the fictional African kingdom Wakanda, and father to the lead character, played by Boseman, while his son Atandwa appears as the young king.
Fox's ninth weekend of The Greatest Showman finished sixth with $6.4 million at 1,936 venues to bring its 64-day domestic take to $156 million.
Ryan Coogler's film, which cost about $200 million to make, is the most expensive movie with a largely black ensemble and among the few to be centered on a black superhero. "See the dazzling African-inspired fashion fans wore to "Black Panther" premieresAt theaters in San Francisco, "Black Panther" showed to sold-out matinee crowds on Presidents" Day. He was jumped just trying to see the movie. It makes for better, richer storytelling, and we're a business.
Black Panther was released last Thursday in the United States and premiered at the weekend in Zimbabwe.
Other celebrities including Robin Thede, Trevor Noah and Kerry Washington also applauded the movie. This #WakandaTheVote initiative is aiming to further the movie's message that breaks down borders in the name of diversity and also encourage black voters to register for the future.
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Marvel Studios has scored a major success with its latest superhero offering, with Black Panther proving to be a resounding hit with critics and audiences alike, propelling it to one of the biggest opening weekends of all time, and the second-biggest superhero movie launch of all time after The Avengers.
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Sony's ninth weekend of its action-comedy Jumanji: Welcome to Jungle finished fourth with $10 million at 2,800 venues. Fallon Wilson, one of the event's organizer and co-founder of "Black in Tech Nashville", says it's also a problem at numerous city's tech companies.
One of those "kids of all ages" was Mildred Johnson, 73, who was sitting in front of a huge "Black Panther" display ahead of her noon showtime.
"This is proof that the big screen experience - emotional, communal and immersive - may arguably be the most powerful platform of change in our society", said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst with comScore in a report in Variety.
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