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Black Panther has drawn huge crowds and shattered box office records, since it premiered last weekend. The film, which features a black superhero and a predominantly black cast, is not your normal superhero flick.
However, the newest Marvel superhero has piqued the interest of moviegoers across racial and cultural lines. And, a lot of those moviegoers, owe their chance to view the new film to NFL and NBA athletes.
Natalie - Weiner - Bleacher - Report
According to Natalie Weiner of Bleacher Report:
Black Panther is the first Marvel film with a predominantly black cast, and one whose box office success quickly became a cause: The better it does, the more likely Hollywood studios will be forced to prioritize representing their audience onscreen. Serena Williams brought a group from Black Girls Code to see the movie. The Dallas Mavericks’ Harrison Barnes bought 150 tickets...
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