Thursday, April 18, 2024

“Black Panther” FINALLY Crosses $700 Mil Mark After Whopping 171 Days in Release


On June 2nd, “Black Panther” crossed the mark of $699 million. It had already been in release since February, was playing on airplanes, had a DVD, could be seen by just thinking about it.

But Disney would not give up. And now, 171 days after its release, “Black Panther” has just crawled over the $700 million line. For weeks Disney has been putting it back in theaters just to get to this number. What an effort! By no everyone in Wakanda has seen the movie 10 times!

There’s a price that comes with this, of course. Disney wants the magic number but you have to pay theaters, and do some advertising. So it’s not like it’s a clean kill. But now they can withdraw from theaters with honor this Thursday. It was a noble effort.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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