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'Pacific Rim Uprising' is the Latest Film With a Black Lead to Top the Box Office

The sci-fi sequel starring John Boyega earned $28 million its opening weekend.

'Black Panther' has been sitting pretty at the top of the box office for six weeks now, and while it's run is still going strong—the film is officially the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time in the US—however, another action-packed film starring a black lead has now taken the number one spot.

Pacific Rim Uprising, starring John Boyega led the box office this weekend, earning $28 million with Black Panther still raking in an impressive $17 million over the weekend, reports CNN.


Here's the film's trailer again in case you missed it:

The film's success means that the movies in the top two spots at the box office both feature black leads—we're rubbing that in the face of any Hollywood exec who's ever doubted the commercial potential of films with black people in starring roles.

We told you so.

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Listen to Alicia Keys & Diamond Platnumz’ New Song ‘Wasted Energy’

The Tanzanian music icon and American star team up on the track from her new album, ALICIA.

Tanzanian star Diamond Platnumz features on Alicia Keys' latest album titled, ALICIA.

Platnumz' influence is clear as the song, titled "Wasted Energy," is a far cry from what is usually expected from the "If I Ain't Got You" singer.

Taking cues and influence from reggae, afropop and the bongo flava that the Tanzanian star is known for, "Wasted Energy" speaks of a lover in a relationship with someone who intentionally ignores their needs and desires.

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South African Soldier Shoots Man For Not Wearing A Mask

A South African soldier has been arrested after shooting a man for not wearing a mask in a mall.