Black Panther is a home run for Disney, and the studio is super happy about this movie shattering all expectations.
This film has amassed a huge box office total, and it has been in the theaters for just 4 days. Disney’s CEO, Robert Iger congratulated those who were responsible for bringing the vision to the big screens.
“The world has embraced Black Panther, which has obliterated expectations, broken records & shattered myths. Powerful storytelling that touches hearts, bridges cultures, opens minds. Grateful to @Marvelstudios, #RyanCoogler & the cast and crew. #BlackPanther #WakandaForever”
This movie has been a huge success critically and commercially and now has 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 77% audience score. The success is evident at the box office, and over four days this movie has brought in almost $235 million. It has pulled in $169 million, and this leads to a worldwide box office haul of $404 million.
In spite of the influx of superhero films, Black Panther’s director, Ryan Coogler says that this movie sets itself apart from the pack:
“There have been a lot of superhero movies made. As a comic book and superhero film fan myself, I feel like we’ve seen a lot at this point. I think that the cultural element of [Black Panther] — and how cultural specificity takes such a big role in the film — that’s what makes it unique. I’m excited to see more [superhero movies], but there hasn’t been a film about a character like T’Challa before.”
Black Panther is now showing in theaters. Avengers: Infinity War, which releases on May 4 and Ant-Man and The Wasp, which releases on July 6.