The Disney-Marvel movie “Black Panther,” which finds the superheroic T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returning to his remote African kingdom to assume the throne, roared into theaters over the weekend as a full-blown cultural event, breaking box office records and shattering a myth about the overseas viability of movies rooted in black culture. Global ticket sales by Monday will total an estimated $387 million, according to comScore. “Black Panther” instantly became the top-grossing film in history by a black director (Ryan Coogler) and featuring a largely black cast. The previous record-holder was “Straight Outta Compton,” which collected $214 million worldwide in 2015 — over its entire run — after adjusting for inflation. [ Did you see “Black Panther” this weekend? Talk about spoilers here. ]
Disney, which supported “Black Panther” with a lavish nine-month marketing campaign, said on Sunday that ticket sales for the film in North America will total roughly $218 million between Friday and Monday. Theaters scrambled to add show times to accommodate crowds; AMC Southlake 24 in suburban Atlanta squeezed in 84 show times on Friday alone. In many cities, moviegoers arrived in outfits inspired by the film.
Analysts had expected “Black Panther” to arrive to about $165 million in North American ticket sales, which would itself have been an astounding result for a release outside the holiday and summer corridors. The previous domestic record-holder for a February release was “Deadpool,” which collected an adjusted $159 million over Presidents’ Day weekend in 2016.
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I made it to my happy place today! We did a 4 mile hike up to the red rocks.
Lately, I’ve been so stressed out about my launch. There are soooooooo many things to do and think about that have NEVER crossed my mind before now. So it’s taking longer to release than I want.....but it’s coming. I promise!!!! The stress was literally robbing me of joy with launching my new program so today I stepped back. I sat down, got very quiet and asked my soul what I want and need right now. I heard very clearly get into nature! So I did because PERMISSION is my word for 2018. I gave myself permission to honor my true desires. So.....I took a hike, then went to see Black Panther with some family friends. #greatdayout. My soul has been replenished.
Here is another 100% promise I can make to you about my upcoming program.
You will be in an incredibly safe space to explore what your career would actually look like if you stopped apologizing for being you and give yourself permission to be you and really really love YOU! Imagine..... the shit you’d get done. The gigs you’d book with THAT level of confidence. The money you could make?! 😘
Off to bed......I have a Charlie horse. 🤷🏽♀️