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Twitter reveals that ‘Black Panther’ is its most-tweeted-about movie ever

We can't stop talking about it.

Mar 21, 2018, 3:03 pm

Internet Culture

 

Michelle Jaworski

More than a month after its release, Black Panther is showing no signs of losing steam with its historic box office run—and now it’s shattered a new online record.

Twitter announced Tuesday that Black Panther is now Twitter’s most-tweeted about movie ever. With more than 35 million tweets (and counting), it’s evident that people are head-over-heels for Marvel’s latest film.

With hashtags like #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe and #WakandaCameToSlay, the conversations it’s sparked, the appreciation for director Ryan Coogler and the cast, and the sheer enthusiasm people have had for Black Panther, fans have been talking about the movie for months. As other films have come and gone in theaters, Black Panther has proven that it has plenty of staying power, even as promotion for Avengers: Infinity War (featuring a team-up of dozens of Marvel heroes) gears up. To date, Black Panther has made more than $607 million domestically (and more than $1.1 billion globally), making it the second-highest-grossing Marvel Cinematic Universe film to date, falling only behind the first Avengers film. 

Twitter revealed more stats about Black Panther’s Twitter presence, including which hashtags fans used, their favorite emojis associated with the movie, and their favorite characters, none of which should come as a major surprise to fans.

So far in 2018, Black Panther conversation is followed by chatter about 2017’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Avengers: Infinity War, which will be released next month.

H/T Forbes

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*First Published: Mar 21, 2018, 3:03 pm