Black Panther won’t stop setting records. Ryan Coogler’s film had the highest February opening weekend ever, and is on course to become the highest-grossing solo superhero movie ever. It has topped the box office for five straight weeks and counting, and now fans’ adulation for Black Panther has also cemented it as the most tweeted-about movie of all time.
With more than 35 million tweets, Black Panther has generated more Twitter comments than any other movie, the platform announced Tuesday. Before its release, the record-holders were two recent Star Wars movies (The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi). Though the character of Black Panther was first introduced in 1966, he didn’t become a household name until his introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. Now that the Wakandan king has gotten his own spotlight, Black Panther is generating more discussions than one of the 20th century’s most famous Hollywood franchises.
Black Panther The Album 2/9 pic.twitter.com/MqhsEcj6iF— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) January 31, 2018
We tried getting the two for one special at black panther. The manager was not having it. pic.twitter.com/Ktqsuh7s3m— Pillsbury (@stevelikescups) February 16, 2018
Congrats to the entire #blackpanther team! Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen. I loved this movie and I know it will inspire people of all backgrounds to dig deep and find the courage to be heroes of their own stories.— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 19, 2018