Black Panther Breaks Box Office Records
The premiere of Black Panther on Thursday February 16th, made $242 million domestically and makes it the second highest four day opening in movie history just after Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Not only did it premiere in the Middle of Black History Month but the iconic film is making headlines with an almost entirely black cast and a black director. As the number one movie in the world right now it is amazing to see how well the movie is doing, affirming black communities all over the globe. Although Wakanda does not really exist it's message of power and unity do exist and empower us to live our lives with our heads held high.
Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya, and Angela Bassett comprised the main cast and each brought their own flavor to the film. Black Panther talks confronts race politics and what it means to be black in America and all over the world. The editing, the costuming, and the plot are all stellar but what Black Panther also does is start a real and honest dialogue about liberation from struggle, origins, and community. In particular, the black community and how expansive it really is. Even with references made for the black community this movie has a message for everyone and Chadwick Boseman said it best, " We are all part of one single tribe."