Black Panther is well on its way to box office glory! Directed by Ryan Coogler and written by Joe Robert Cole, the movie is being hailed as one of the best Marvel Comic Universe films till date. The movie had spent nearly 24 years in 'development'. Marvel announced that they were working on the project in 2015, initially promising fans a 2017 release.
Even though the release date got pushed back, fans were not complaining as more details of the movie, its cast and soundtrack were released.
The star-studded cast includes Chadwick Boseman, Academy Award winners Lupita Nyong’o and Forest Whitaker, Danai Gurira from The Walking Dead, Angela Bassett, and Andy Serkis from Avengers: Age of Ultron. The soundtrack was curated and conceptualized by To Pimp A Butterfly artist Kendrick Lamar.
Black Panther is currently smashing records in the box office. Let's take a look at a few that the movie has already broken:
1. Black Panther is sitting at a cool 98% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes
According to the movie review site, Black Panther is currently the highest-rated Marvel movie of all time. In second place is Iron Man and in third is Logan.
When Black Panther began its ticket presale, the original expectation was for the movie to hit $90 million in America. But what the team didn't expect was for that figure to double, amounting to nearly $180 million. This topped Batman v Superman's ticket presale, which was valued at $166 million.
3. Black Panther stole the lead in IMAX ticket presales as well
Black Panther outpaced every other Marvel movie for IMAX presale tickets. In a statement to Variety, IMAX Entertainment CEO Greg Foster said that presales peak around 10 days before release, but that wasn't the case for Black Panther. “It’s remarkable,” said Greg about the pace at which ticket presales shot up for the highly anticipated film.
If this hasn't convinced you to watch the movie, then this new fight scene clip should convince you:
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