Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

'Black Panther' beats 'Star Wars' to become most tweeted-about movie ever

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Freda Brock | 21 March, 2018, 04:23

Now, according to the Associated Press, Black Panther has pawed its way into another historical moment, becoming the most tweeted about movie ever.

The most retweeted tweet about the movie came from rapper Kendrick Lamar, who produced and curated the film's soundtrack, announcing the February 9 drop of the soundtrack album.

The most-discussed characters are Black Panther, the villainous Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) and the young genius Shuri (Letitia Wright). The majority of the tweets came from the USA, followed by the United Kingdom and Thailand.

Black Panther has received nearly universal acclaim from fans and critics alike since its release in February.

Black Panther is now playing in theaters!

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The news came after the movie topped the box office for a fifth-straight week.

Before now, F. Gary Gray and "The Fate of the Furious" led this category after it opened to $98 million in April 2017.

Twentieth Century Fox's "Love, Simon", the first film from a major Hollywood studio featuring a gay teen protagonist, opened with $11.8 million and an A-plus CinemaScore from audiences. Then Black Panther will set its sights on Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.41 billion), and finally The Avengers ($1.52 billion), before it takes its rightful place on the MCU throne.

Rotten Tomatoes has a breakdown of more of the records being shattered by the film, including highest grossing solo superhero movie and highest grossing movie by a black director.

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