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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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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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