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    ‘Black Panther’ Opening Sets Box Office Records

    Black power is also purchasing power. Marvel’s latest blockbuster — the first with a predominantly Black cast — had the fifth best U.S. debut ever, expected to bag $192 million domestically over the three-day weekend. Black Panther became the highest-grossing film by a Black director and the best-ever February opening. Its audience was also remarkable, with 37 percent of ticket buyers being African-American, unlike the usual 15 percent for a superhero film. Meanwhile, a GoFundMe campaign raised over $400,000 to send more than 30,000 children to screenings.

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