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'Black Panther' Rakes In R16.8 Million In Its Opening Weekend In South Africa

Numbers do not lie.

Black Panther opened in South Africa on Friday.

The hype didn't just end on Twitter, as the movie's box office numbers are impressive and record-breaking.


According to a report by SowetanLIVE, Black Panther earned R16.8 million ($1.4 million) in its opening weekend (16 to 18 February), and attracted more than 200k viewers.

This is the biggest ever opening for a Marvel Studios movie in South Africa. It is also the third biggest opening weekend in the country.

Black Panther has received mostly positive reviews from both media and the general public alike in South Africa.

Issues of representation, great depiction of Africa and Africans and the visibility of black women, are among some of the many things the movie gets right. And the humor is great, too.

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