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Ryan Coogler thanks 'Black Panther' fans in heartfelt note after historic weekend

Ryan Coogler thanks 'Black Panther' fans in heartfelt note after historic weekend

Director Ryan Coogler said it best in an interview: "The Black Panther is a man; he's a king; he's a ruler; he's a leader, and he answers to no one". The film, which carries an estimated $200 million production budget, had been tracking to bring in between an impressive $100 and $120 million when first projections emerged on January 25.

"We tried getting the two for one special at Black Panther", wrote @stevelikescups on Twitter February 16.

Paul Dergarabedian, comScore's senior media analyst, said that Presidents' Day weekend never had a $100 million opening before the release of "Deadpool" in 2016 racked up a four-day gross of $152 million.

In addition to breaking records, "Black Panther" inspired a pop culture phenomenon. The much anticipated PG-13 super hero film was expected to be huge, but the results actually flew higher once movie fans had the chance to start coming out. The world our characters inhabit, the fictional African country of Wakanda, is made of elements that are so deeply researched it's frankly astonishing, and it's an extraordinary visual achievement-this movie will be winning Oscars.

Black Panther, named for the first Black comic book superhero (created in 1966 by Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby) is the 18th film to be spawned from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Incidentally, the film now enjoys a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It's one of the biggest and most groundbreaking Marvel Studios films yet, and that's due in large part to the talents of co-writer/director Ryan Coogler, who brought a clear, unique, and ambitious vision to the table.

"Black Panther" is the first superhero film to depict people of color in major roles.

Marvel's "Black Panther" is setting a new box office record for opening weekend.

The director began the letter by saying: "I am struggling to find the right words to express my gratitude at this moment, but I will try".

"And to the young ones, who came out with their parents, with their mentors, and with their friends, thank you for giving our team of filmmakers the greatest gift".


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