Connect with us

Entertainment

Will ‘Black Panther’ Shatter Box Office Records?

The film is expected to grab a huge audience over President’s Day weekend.

Published

on

Marvel’s new superhero movie Black Panther is projected to make at least $150 million over the upcoming President’s Day weekend, according to several experts.

If the film meets those expectations, its debut would stand as one of the highest-grossing opening weekends of all time.

The film has been gaining positive buzz for boasting a predominantly African-American cast, a rarity among Hollywood blockbusters.

Entertainment industry analysts are hopeful that, if Black Panther is a success, it could help pave the way for more non-white actors and women to take up the “hero” mantle on-screen.

Based on the Marvel comic book character, Black Panther takes place after the events that happened in Captain America: Civil War, where the Black Panther, also known as King T’Challa teams up with Dora Milaje, a female force group, and CIA agent Everett K. Ross to defeat the enemies of the kingdom and save the world from a major war.

Just four days until its official release date, Black Panther currently has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 97% and is heavily anticipated by audiences across the country.

With such a remarkably large fan base and a breaking record for most Imax pre-sale tickets sold, Black Panther is expected to make a significant impact in the box office.

 

Mary Dolan is a recent graduate of the journalism program at the University of Texas at Austin. Follow her on Twitter @scenesfromamary

Evguenia is a senior at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas majoring in Communication with a PR and Advertising focus, along with a Digital Marketing minor. She enjoys writing, cinematography, and traveling the world whenever possible.

Sign up for the Morning Scoop

and wake up with us each day.

CMN Reports

MeToo7 hours ago

Bill Cosby Found Guilty Of All Charges In Sexual Assault Retrial

BREAKING NEWS: Cosby, faces a maximum sentence of 10 year and a fine of up to $25,000 on each of...

by , American University
Business8 hours ago

The Chronicle of Higher Education Exposes Student Loan Expert as Fraud

Does anyone know the real Drew Cloud?

by , DeSales University
Government12 hours ago

Mike Pompeo Appointed as Trump Adminstration’s New Secretary of State

Will Pompeo be able to achieve what his predecessor couldn't?

by , University of California, Los Angeles
Government17 hours ago

Senators Consider Universal Job Guarantee and Other Federal Job Programs

These bills could potentially eliminate unemployment in the U.S. for good.

by , Catholic American University
Business1 day ago

Black Men Arrested at Philly Starbucks: This Is Not A ‘Black People Thing, It’s A People Thing’

Starbucks to Close All Stores Nationwide for Racial-Bias Education Training on May 29th. Will it work?

by , American University
Entertainment2 days ago

Allison Mack of “Smallville” Fame Released on $5M Bond

A federal judge has released “Smallville” actress Allison Mack on a $5 million-dollar bond. Mack has pleaded not guilty to...

by , University of South Florida
National News2 days ago

Villanova Assistant VP Killed In Murder-Suicide

An affair with the suspect's husband is the believed motivation for the murder.

by , U. Colorado Boulder
Barbed wire with a gloomy sky background. Barbed wire with a gloomy sky background.
Entertainment2 days ago

Meek Mill Released from Prison

#FreeMeekMill no more, he's out! 

by , University of Texas

Top Reads