'Black Panther' surpasses The Last Jedi's opening weekend

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Black Panther takes forward the story of T'Challa after the events of Captain America: Civil War.

The all-star cast was directed by Ryan Coogler, whose previous credits include Creed and Fruitvale Station.

"Never in a million years did we imagine that you all would come out this strong", he said.

He noted what a powerful and critical film the "Black Panther" is.

Tinie Tempah, who said he didn't see many films with main characters "the same skin tone as me" growing up, is among the people and organisations who hired out cinemas for special screenings of the film for young people.

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Jordan's turn as the "Black Panther" villain Erik Killmonger has earned praise from critics and fans alike as one of the most compelling supervillain performances in movie history since the film's release last week.

After opening weekend, Tarik and I sat down to talk about the film. Ryan has since issued an open letter to fans in which he revealed he was overwhelmed by how the public have embraced and celebrated the film, which is set in the fictional African country of Wakanda and features a predominately black cast.

The film with the nearly all-black cast was expected to do well, but its four-day holiday weekend opening haul of $242 million in the United States and $427 million worldwide was better than expected.

However, despite the effects of colonialism, Black Panther is proof that Pan-African heritage and pride trumps all. Gurira isn't the only notable actress, as both Lupita Nyong'o and Letitia Wright seem to steal the show from Boseman. And our team was made up of unbelievable people from all over the world who believed in this story. Tested by powerful outside forces and a unsafe enemy, T'Challa must fight for the fate of his beloved country and the entire world.

Marvel chief Kevin Feige has spoken warmly of Coogler, and has already said that he'd be interested in working with the director again for a Black Panther sequel.

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