Black Panther’s inspiring $192M weekend — in more ways than one

And it’s far from superhero “cosplay,” says African studies expert Kimberly McNair. “You get to articulate your blackness in relation to your nationality and clothing styles specific to your location as well as African cultures. One of the best things you can do for yourself and/or the ones you love is purchase some #BlackPanther tix. Black Panther has not only taken the box office by storm during its opening weekend, but is inspiring movements in fashion, voting and even random acts of kindness. We are in line for the movie with the real life DORA MILAJAE!! (Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios)

Throughout the weekend, countless movie-goers around the world dressed in traditional and African-inspired clothing to see the film and celebrate its cultural reflections. Sam is an angel ready to help you see #BlackPanther if you can’t afford it at the moment. pic.twitter.com/57pLJDkAzL—
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And because the film is rife with political allusions to immigration, stereotypes and isolationism not long after U.S. #WakandaTheVote pic.twitter.com/CLFyRy0sOI—
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With files from the Associated Press The Marvel film, directed by Fruitvale Station and Creed filmmaker Ryan Coogler, hit $192 million US in ticket sales in North America over the weekend. THANK YOU SO MUCH @brielarson for the RT and specially MUCHAS GRACIAS to @ericbsion for being so kind and buy the tickets!! I appreciate it so much! #BlackPanther #WakandaForever #BlackGirlsAreMagic pic.twitter.com/NZ0ErDga1U—
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This might be the best #BlackPanther photo ever pic.twitter.com/dEsKYy6ppu—
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And it wasn’t the only way people were connecting. REVIEW | Exploring power and privilege: why Black Panther is a hero for our time

An American activist group called the Electoral Justice Project is using screenings to encourage registration among black voters in the U.S. KAZAKHSTAN! https://t.co/9YJnnJdyxa—
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We are about to enter! https://t.co/oFsENwWzlw—
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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – comment below if you are dying to see #BlackPanther but can’t afford right now. Michael B. Jordan, left, and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther are part of a strong cast including Angela Bassett, Daniel Kaluuya and Lupita Nyong’o. That matters.”

‘I can watch it again and again’: Black Panther evokes pride across Africa

Y’all!! You will exit forever impacted.—
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Since then, Larson has been re-tweeting posts from around the world which have taken over her page, connecting people offering to pay for Black Panther tickets with those who might not be able to afford them. If you can’t afford to see #BlackPanther right now, Nicolle wants to help! President Donald Trump made derogatory comments about African nations, it’s also providing an opportunity for some to capitalize on the inspiration for change. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya and Lupita Nyong’o. Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson, who’s set to play the title role in Captain Marvel, sparked a pay-it-forward campaign online this week with a single tweet on Thursday. “It’s a matter of fact statement about diasporic blackness,” said the University of Southern California scholar.  The story revolves around the fictional, resource-rich East African nation of Wakanda. https://t.co/OQ9ngJ55tl—
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TORONTO! by promoting the hashtag WakandaTheVote and helping set up booths outside theatres. Black Panther, which had a budget of $200 million US, also beat 2016’s Deadpool to become the highest-grossing February opening weekend and has a 97 per cent fresh rating on the audience-driven Rotten Tomatoes site. These beautiful, bald, fierce Black Ladies! It stars Chadwick Boseman as the lead character T’Challa, alongside a predominantly black cast including Angela Bassett, Michael B. The number, which is a preliminary estimate according to the website Box Office Mojo, makes Black Panther the fifth-biggest opening weekend ever (not accounting for inflation) behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jurassic World and The Avengers. I know it’s expensive to go to the theater, but its worth it for this one.