'Black Panther' Is The Most Mentioned Movie On Twitter

Anthony Carranza

Black Panther has dominated the box office for five consecutive weekends. It has as of 24 hours ago reached $1.2 billion at the box office. On Tuesday the blockbuster film became the most talked about movie on Twitter.

The social media network confirmed that Black Panther was tweeted about more than 35 million times. Previous record holder Star Wars: The Force Awakens was demoted to second place, while Star Wars: The Last Jedi finished in third place.

According to The Guardian, the most frequently used hashtags included #BlackPanther, #Wakanda, and #WakandaForever. The movie got plenty of mentions on the social platform. Rapper Kendrick Lamar and Michelle Obama were pivotal supporters in spreading the message on Twitter.

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The article goes on to add that the film's director, Ryan Coogler, had the largest opening weekend ($201.8 million) for an African-American director. The film took just 26 days to reach the $1 billion mark while maintaining its top position. The film has grossed to date $600 million in the U.S. alone.

It will be interesting to revisit the performance of Black Panther after this following weekend. The film did not receive any Oscar nominations in 2018. However, it is quite possible the Marvel movie will be nominated in 2019 for categories like designs and special effects.

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