Before it even hit theaters, Marvel's Black Panther became the most-tweeted movie of 2018.
As reported by Variety, the film has amassed more than five million tweets and counting, with this figure arriving five days before the movie debuted in theaters.
Not only does the film have everyone talking, but just as importantly, it's also selling out theaters across the nation. At the time of this report, Black Panther is projected to bring in more than $200 million over the course of President's Day weekend. It was originally anticipated to bring in $160 million.
Previews Thursday night (Feb. 15) brought in $25.2 million, making it the second-largest preview gross for a Marvel film, with its Friday total reaching almost $76 million (including the figure from Thursday's preview). This turnout marks the eighth-highest opening day in entertainment history, as well as is the third largest for Marvel.
"so you possed to be the kang of this monkey land huh" pic.twitter.com/KoxKCuJMJS— VELOUR VANDAL (@TromacPineapple) February 15, 2018
nothing but respect love and appreciation for the brightest mind cutest and bravest person of the mcu pic.twitter.com/D453HPsOCO— payel (@blackcanaries) February 16, 2018
"In about 15 years, you go take over Wakanda and I'ma save Asgard."— Jason Williams (@AstroRocket) February 17, 2018
Y’all got till Sunday night to watch Black Panther. Then we discussing it as a family.— Long Live Nipsey (@TheTrillAC) February 17, 2018
“Yes officer, they brought drums inside of the theatre” pic.twitter.com/mtzqYLuPE3— AG (@iAarong) February 16, 2018
I woke up this morning, opened my eyes and whispered to myself “Black Panther is here.” And I was instantly recovered from Idris’ engagement. #BlackPanther— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) February 15, 2018
not to be dramatic but i would die for princess shuri of wakanda pic.twitter.com/hJVsdd2Mjx— ☾ saw ari (@vertigowon) February 14, 2018
Y’all. I’m at a black bar and every Negro is greeting each other with the Wakandan salute. They’re dressed in Wakankan fashion. Everyone is so happy. I haven’t seen Negros this happy since Obama won in 2008. I want a Wakandan passport.— Terrell J. Starr (@Russian_Starr) February 17, 2018
I’m serious. #WakandaForever
“We made 400 children happy!”— Ash✨ (@yungashy) February 17, 2018
So my mom rented out Century movie theater this morning so 400 kids can get to see Black Panther on her. She never fails to amaze me and she loves giving back to her community and what made her who she is today❤️
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When you realize Black Panther fans ain’t “Doing the Most” they just cosplaying like Harry Potter, LOR and typical comic book fans. We just never had the opportunity cause Black Movies usually about Slaves, Crime or Tyler Perry . pic.twitter.com/VEWpDvmTDp— 〽️ac (@T_DMac) February 16, 2018
One of the many reasons that the box office of BLACK PANTHER and WONDER WOMAN is important is that no one can ever say again a superhero who is a woman or superhero is a person of color doesn’t make money. Go to the movies. Change the conversation. Representation matters.— Liz Hannah (@itslizhannah) February 16, 2018
Just saw #BlackPanther, and my girlfriend’s 13-year-old daughter is literally crying because of how powerfully the film portrayed black people, esp black women. Don’t let anyone say this film doesn’t impact how we see ourselves.— William Ketchum III (@WEKetchum) February 16, 2018
You cannot separate #BlackPanther from the women. T'Challa is dope, but where would he be without all of the women holding him down? Nakia, the Dora Milaje, Shuri is the smartest person in #Wakanda and Okoye is the best fighter in the nation. Stop trying to minimize women.— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) February 16, 2018
i’m trying to keep it so appropriate with my tweets about the men of wakanda but damned if they aren’t making it hard. pic.twitter.com/FcijuOIohF— Bee. (@thedfff) February 17, 2018
DARK SKINNED BLACK WOMEN— KB (@KaraRBrown) February 17, 2018
Black Panther is the first movie I’ve seen with so many dark skinned women and people being portrayed as hero’s and something positive. And not stereotypical for once.— Zee (@CocoapuffKisses) February 11, 2018
Black Panther is a deeply evil film. It dangles the idea of global black liberation in front of you, paints that as villainous, then ends in an orgy of the freest black people to ever walk the earth slaughtering each other to protect whites. That shit turned my stomach.— Leslie Lee III (@leslieleeiii) February 17, 2018