Black Panther is officially certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Directed by Ryan Coogler, the upcoming Marvel standalone film will have some political and even spiritual undertones with T’Challa coming home to the hidden country of Wakanda as its new King and protector, after the sudden tragic death of his father, T'Chaka (John Kani) in Captain America: Civil War. Unfortunately, he wouldn't have the luxury of time to get used to his new responsibilities, as both internal and external factors are threatening the future of his nation and its people. As he tries to meander his way as a young leader with a superhero alter-ego, he'll find a formidable support system from the people who are not only loyal to him but to their country as well.
Black Panther is the fastest selling superhero film when it comes to pre-release tickets, and coupled with box office projections that are equally impressive, the blockbuster film is tracking to pocket up to $150 million during its opening weekend. So, there's no denying that Black Panther is already expected to be another hit for Marvel Studios. Tasked to open the company's milestone 10th anniversary year, the flick is projected to reach $400 million domestically in the entirety of its run - a pretty high sales bar considering the slew of superhero films coming out this year. But considering how successful Black Panther is performing critically, its box office numbers shouldn't be too surprising.
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Black Panther is now certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. The film has a 98 percent score on the review-aggregate website. It has only two "rotten" scores out of 83 total reviews counted, with more undoubtedly on the way. While Black Panther's score may fluctuate a bit, it most likely won't dip below 90 percent.
Black Panther's Tomatometer score is not really a surprise, since its premiere last week, it's been showered with the highest praises from critics, some of which are hailing it as one of the MCU's best films yet. From the sounds of it, the movie doesn't only do wonders for the MCU and the superhero genre, but its social and cultural impact with regard to proper racial representation is expected to have a ripple effect in Hollywood. Despite efforts of a minority group in sabotaging Black Panther's Rotten Tomatoes score, the film proves to be bigger than all that, and nothing can stop the movement that it has already started.
In terms of being part of the MCU, Black Panther is the 16th film in the franchise to receive a "certified fresh" tag following Thor: Ragnarok's similar score just a few months back. As if the positive buzz surrounding the Coogler film wasn't enough to keep the hype train from running beyond its opening night next week, this will definitely help convince people, who may be interested in seeing the film but not enough to want to catch it immediately, try and snag some tickets for opening weekend; that's if there are still tickets left unsold. After all, it was only recently that even Lupita Nyong'o was having trouble getting Black Panther tickets.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes
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