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The Power Of Black Panther

Feb 26, 2018
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Black Panther, the first superhero film with a predominantly black cast, is on track to become one of the highest grossing films of the year. Director Ryan Coogler is also the first black director hired by Disney to mastermind a Marvel film.

Join us today as we discuss the impact Black Panther has had and its themes of black power and excellence.

Black Panther pounced on the weekend box office, breaking cultural barriers and earning the highest debut ever for a February film, with an estimated three-day domestic gross of $192 million, said Disney, Marvel's parent company.

The opening was the fifth highest-earning of any film, according to Disney. The only other movies that have brought in more are Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jurassic World and The Avengers, according to The Associated Press.