'Black Panther' Surpasses 'Star Wars' As Most Tweeted About Movie Ever

22 March, 2018, 01:41 | Author: Diane Mills
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The social media network confirmed that Black Panther was tweeted about more than 35 million times. While the Ryan Coogler-directed reel surpassed the billion dollar mark since its February 16 release, the star-studded flick plans to shatter another milestone within its own Marvel Cinematic Universe. It overtook Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which took the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively. Aneka wasn't featured in director Ryan Coogler's movie.

The pop culture sensation "Black Panther" has set another record: most tweeted about movie ever.

This weekend's African Film Festival at Washington University comes on the heels of the wildly successful blockbuster "Black Panther" and is billed as a showcase of "the real Wakanda."

Twitter has revealed that the most shared tweets about the film were Kendrick Lamar's soundtrack announcement (retweeted over 240,000 times), a viral video of man on another person's shoulders trying to only pay for one ticket at a screening (over 182,000 retweets) and Michelle Obama's resounding endorsement of the movie (almost 140,000 retweets).

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Black Panther is now playing in theaters!

According to the Twitter report, users based in the United States tweeted most about Black Panther than other countries. Stay tuned for more on 'Black Panther' coming soon.

So far the movie has made over a $1-billion (R11-billion) at the global box office, a feat that took only 26 days, and on top of that, the movie has been at the top of the box office for five weeks in a row.

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