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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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The ‘Coming 2 America’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack & ‘The Rhythm Of Zamunda’ Are Out Now

Featuring Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Larry Gaaga, Alpha P, Davido and many more.

It has been more than 30 years since the premiere of the beloved classic comedy Coming to America. Its highly anticipated sequel promises to be greater than its predecessor. The film will be accompanied with two albums—Coming 2 America original motion picture soundtrack and Rhythms of Zamunda, whose tracklist is inspired by the movie. Both albums, which are currently available on all major streaming platforms, feature African music royalty Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Larry Gaaga and Alpha P, who joined a select group of artists from around the continent to produce these tracklists.

Still blazing charts after the success of his debut album Old Romance, Tekno has a growing list of impressive collaborations with artists like Davido, Drake, Beyonce, to name a few. The singer does not have not one, but two of his hit songs featured; "Waka Waka" is featured on the official soundtrack and "Skeletun" on Rhythms of Zamunda.

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