Black Panther officially launched on Thursday evening, and the hype for Ryan Coogler’s superhero film translated into Marvel’s second biggest preview screening run. With the film hauling in an estimated $25 million on Thursday night, theaters were packed with excited fans, including our Haitian-American family came out in droves proudly dressed in their finest African attire or their interpretation of such in tribute to the film.
Haitian-American fans weren’t just showing up to the theater, they showed out. Here are some of our favorite user-submitted photos from what was a completely wild Wakanda weekend.
The Wakanda King andQueens: Many fans took the opportunity to show off their personal style while incorporating the theme of the movie into their ensembles. Many fans even rocked African-inspired tribal face paint to the screenings, featuring various designs that were used in the film to represent African pride.
The Wakanda Tribes: #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackLove was in full effect as women and couples banded together to see the film.
If you haven’t seen the movie, you should make plans to see it this week. The numbers are in and Black Panther is a monster hit. According to online records, it has already earned a place in the box office history books in just its first three-to-four days of release.
The movie earned a $201.8 million Fri-Sun weekend and will earn an estimated $235m over the Fri-Mon holiday. The film also broke a Twitter record as the most-tweeted about movie of 2018 with over five million tweets (as of Feb. 12).