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Ryan Coolger Writes Note To 'Black Panther' Fans

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Derrick Tucker | 23 February, 2018, 02:10

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler on Tuesday penned a touching note to fans after the film smashed records in its opening weekend. In an interview with Empire, director Ryan Coogler explained how Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight influenced his approach to making the fictional nation of Wakanda feel like a real place. Just two of the Top 50 four-day opening takes were in February. "Black Panther" is the highest-grossing debut film with a black filmmaker in North America, according to a Forbes.com article.

At one point in the movie, technological mastermind Shuri leads her older brother T'Challa (aka the Black Panther) through her lab, filled with gadgets non-Wakandans can only dream of. Tested by powerful outside forces and a risky enemy, T'Challa must fight for the fate of his beloved country and the entire world.

Black Panther also turned a lot of heads in India when fans realized that the movie had an interesting reference/Easter egg.

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The magic of Black Panther has finally enveloped us.

And if you want to think more, Coogler loads up the film with nods and subtexts that effectively tie Wakanda to where and how we live in the non-comic world. It's also the second-ever Marvel movie to earn the coveted A+ grade from review aggregator company CinemaScore. Still, Black Panther's record Tuesday beats the record-holder for pre-summer, Beauty and the Beast a year ago with $17.8 million, and also beats the record holder in the Marvel Universe, The Avengers, at $17 million. And it came back to that symmetry, and it came back to the most moving version of it. The positive roles that are not commonly seen for people of color and women in action movies are one of the biggest draws for families. Especially since Okoye was one of the best characters in the entire film. "We always knew we wanted to do it someday", he said.

Hollis added that more "Black Panther" ticket buyers were in the 18-24 and 25-39 age brackets than is typical for a Marvel superhero movie. It took The Avengers 9 days to accomplish that feat at home, and Black Panther may do that even faster.

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