'Black Panther' Scores $28.8 Million On Second Friday

Aerial view of Wakanda in Black Panther

Aerial view of Wakanda in Black Panther

The rapper, who curated the hit film's soundtrack said "I've got to now" when asked by Radio One if he would like to make an appearance in the follow up for the box office hit.

Daniel Francois is one of the owners of Oblivion Comics and Coffee in downtown Sacramento.

This is in part because of the genius of director Ryan Coogler, who has made cinematic gold with Jordan in the past with the films "Fruitvale Station" and "Creed".

"Black Panther", however, takes a different direction and it pays off big.

"Following the launch of the Black Panther collectible figurine, Hot Toys is thrilled to present today the first cousin of King T'Challa, Erik Killmonger in 1/6th scale collectible figure". However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

'Black Panther' Scores $28.8 Million On Second Friday
'Black Panther' Scores $28.8 Million On Second Friday

"It's the beginnings of him going from a B-Lister to an A-Lister", Francois said.

Coogler has shown his ability to evoke passion out of his characters in the past, and "Black Panther" is no different.

"It helped establish Wakanda as its own nation who wouldn't bow down to anybody", Francois said. In the months leading up to the movie's release, hype began to build and build, which ultimately led to a record-breaking first weekend, which looks to continue through this upcoming weekend as well.

Homola also fielded a unusual request for Vibranium, the strongest metal in the Marvel Universe, which allows the Wakandans to develop such wondrous technology. Last weekend Black Panther opened with $202 million dollars and it is projected to bring in additional weekend of at least $100 million.

That's something not typically heard of in superhero movies, so it appeals to comic book fans as well as a more general black audience.

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