Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther has become the highest-grossing superhero film of all time in the United States.
Just five weeks after its release, the film has smashed record after record to become one of the best selling films in US history.
The Box office hit is set to surpass the $1.2148 billion global gross mark previously set by “Iron Man 3” by the end of the weekend. The marker will make the African themed film the highest grossing superhero film ever internationally.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Many viewers of the film are particularly excited about its success, given the fact that it is lead by a nearly all-black cast. Viewers have taken to social sites to share their satisfaction with the representation that the film provides particularly for women and people of color.
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀“ I finally saw ‘Black Panther’ and all I have to say is WOW,” one Twitter user said. “Representation in that movie is PERFECT, made me feel like as a woman I could be the best and strongest warrior there ever was.”
Congratulations to everyone involved with the film.