Black Panther becomes most tweeted-about movie of all time

Black Panther becomes most tweeted-about movie of all time

Black Panther can add another achievement in its list of acolades. The Marvel superhero movie has become the most tweeted-about film of all time, Twitter said in a statement on Tuesday. Black Panther has beaten fellow Disney blockbusters Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi to claim the throne, with over 35 million tweets.
“It’s official. #BlackPanther has become the most Tweeted-about movie of all time,” said Twitter.
Twitter also released more data, like who the most tweeted-about character was (Killmonger and Shuri, in addition to T’Challa), and what the most-tweeted hashtags were (fire, black heart and crown).
Previously, rapper Kendrick Lamar’s tweet about the soundtrack album for the film — which he curated — became the most-retweeted Black Panther tweet ever, with 240,000 RTs.
Black Panther has broken several box office records since its February debut. The film opened to $201 million in the US, the biggest opening for a movie directed by a black filmmaker. It crossed the coveted $1 billion mark worldwide in 26 days, and currently trails Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Avengers as the fourth highest-grossing Marvel movie ever. It is the second highest-grossing MCU movie in the US after the first Avengers – which it is poised to overtake – and it has grossed over Rs 50 crore in India.