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The Black Panther Claws Straight To The Top

The Black Panther Claws Straight To The Top

Disney is back on top with Black Panther. The super hero film grossed an epic $218 million over four-days. It took in $192 million in the first three-days. On the international market the film grossed $169 million, estimating a global debut of $361 million through Sunday. Ryan Coogler ‘s action-packed, Chadwick Boseman film is the fifth largest three-day domestic opening in history

Black Panther, Ryan Coogler ,Chadwick Boseman

Director Ryan Coogler and Chadwick Boseman all photo’s from Disney

Black Panther clawed past previous record-holder Deadpool’s 2016 mark of $152 million.

Lupita Nyong'o, Letitia Wright

Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jurassic World and Marvel’s The Avengers rank just slightly higher than Black Panther for all-time opening weekends at the box office.

Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira all photo’s from Disney

Boseman portrays the newly-appointed ruler of the technologically savvy Wakanda, King T’Challa. T’Challa’s conflict with Michael B. Jordan’s character Erik Killmonger is highlighted throughout the film. Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira and Daniel Kaluuya, round out some of this star-studded cast.

Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett all photo’s from Disney

Coming in second place in the box office was the film adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale Peter Rabbit. In third-place was Universal’s Fifty Shades Freed.


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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