Black Panther takes over both Avengers: Infinity War, Star Wars: The Last Jedi to become most tweeted-about film

FP Staff

Mar 22, 2018 13:54:17 IST

Black Panther has been breaking records ever since it released on 16 February. The movie was historic even before it hit the big screens. Being the first all black superhero movie, and the first Marvel movie to predominantly feature black artists, Black Panther opened up a new avenue for Hollywood. What filmmakers thought was impossible — making an all black or female centered movie that is commercially viable — has now been proven doable.

And now, Black Panther has broken another record: it has become the most tweeted-about movie ever, according to Forbes.

With more than 35 million tweets, Black Panther has surpassed Avengers: Infinity War and Star Wars: The Last Jedi to become the top-tweeted movie of 2018.

The Ryan Coogler directed movie, which has already raked in more than $1.195 billion worldwide, also became the first movie since Avatar to top weekend charts for five straight weekends. The total collection makes Black Panther the fourth-biggest fifth weekend of all time (behind Frozen, Titanic, and Avatar).

Before the release of the movie, Twitter was flooded with the hashtag #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe. Those who watched special screenings of Black Panther flooded social media with praise, and the posts continued when the movie was released. The United States tops the tally of countries, followed by the United Kingdom and Thailand.

The most-tweeted days were the three following its 16 February release: 17, 18, and 19 February. The top three hashtags associated with the film are #BlackPanther, #WakandaForever and #Wakanda.

Kendrick Lamar scored the most retweeted Black Panther tweet. The second-most retweeted tweet featured a pair of people attempting to buy one ticket for the two of them. On the third spot was former the First Lady Michelle Obama's tweet praising the film’s representation.

Updated Date: Mar 22, 2018 14:08:43 IST