Black Folks Showed Up And Showed Out For The Opening Of 'Black Panther'

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Sydney Scott Feb, 16, 2018

Black Panther has arrived!

Many across America rushed to theaters for fan events and midnight screenings of one of Marvel’s most anticipated films. 

Black Panther has been the film on everyone’s lips since it was announced that Ryan Coogler would direct the Chadwick Boseman-led project. The film is set to have a massive opening and has inspired fundraisers across the country that will allow underprivileged children to see the film in theaters. The stars of the film also appear on the cover of ESSENCE’S March issue. 

Black moviegoers stepped out in style to see the film, many catching late-night screenings after work and donning African-inspired clothing and accessories. For some Black Panther is much more than a movie. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Box Office Mojo reports that Black Panther is set for a $200 million opening weekend with President’s Day giving fans who didn’t grab tickets for opening night a chance to catch the film on Monday.

And, despite one film reviewer trying to dampen the party, the impact of the film and what it represents has not been lost on Black audiences.