Black Panther zoomed past the billion-dollar mark at box offices worldwide this weekend while earning the No. 1 box-office spot for the fourth week in a row as Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time finished in second place, marking the first time that films by black directors have held the top two spots at the U.S. box…
So call me a tad dramatic, but I have a feeling I won’t stop talking about Black Panther until next February, and even then, Black Panther 2 might be in the works (hint, hint, Marvel Cinematic Universe), so I’ll just keep on hyping it up.
For the sake of journalistic integrity, I will continue to be up-front about my personal stances. I am hugely biased about Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, and there is very little that can be done to convince me that it will not be the best thing since Beyoncé secretly dropped her self-titled album with nary a warning.
Girls Trip, the breakout hit of the summer, has crossed the $100 million mark at the box office, proving, yet again, that movies for and by black people can put asses in theater seats.
Girls Trip did what many assumed it would and was an instant hit at the box office over the weekend. The movie, which came in second in box-office numbers to Dunkirk, earned an estimated $30.8 million.
If one ever wants to know what the slower side of intelligentsia is thinking or, in this case, not really thinking, in 2016, you can often find the answer in a meme.