Black Panther breaks SA box-office records with R100-million gross


Actor Connie Chiume at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

JOHANNESBURG – Marvel Studio’s superhero blockbuster Black Panther was released in South Africa (SA) about 2 months ago and has grossed a record of R100-million in the SA box-office.

The film’s South African debut inspired a cultural trend, with locals and celebrities coming out in drones in their traditional attire. 

With a box office taking of nearly R101.2-million since its release in the country exactly one month ago today, it is the highest grossing film ever.

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Reports claim that over 200,000 people watched the movie nationwide in the first three days of the opening in SA cinemas.

The record breaking film has broken international box-office ratings by grossing over a billion dollar globally.

The film was also rated as the most tweeted movie of all time, according to twitter statistics.

READ: Black Panther reaches $1bn mark in worldwide box-office takings

Black Panther was announced as the first movie that will be shown across movie theatres in Saudi Arabia after a 35-year cinema ban.

Black Panther fans will be getting another dose of Wakanda in Marvels next comic blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War.

According to Forbes, tickets for Avengers: Infinity War surpassed the pre-sale Black Panther sales in six hours.

Avengers: Infinity War will be released in South Africa on 27 April.


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