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“Black Panther”’s success “comes at the expense of other would-be event movies.”
"Black Panther" has become only the seventh title to pass the $600 million milestone at the North American box office, and is the second-fastest film to do so.
Several media outlets reported that the Academy had received three claims of sexual harassment against John Bailey, and had begun an investigation.
The weekend marks the first time in recent memory that films both led and directed by African Americans have nabbed the first and second place spots at the box office.
"Black Panther" now has a worldwide total of $897.7 million through Sunday.
The study found that movies like "Captain America: Civil War" and "Suicide Squad," in which more than a fifth of the cast were minorities, grossed more globally than movies with primarily white actors.
"The star of this year's Oscars is female empowerment. A film with a female perspective has not won best picture since 'Million Dollar Baby' in 2005," said Tom O'Neil, founder of awards website GoldDerby.com.
"Black Panther," starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Ryan Coogler, has blown away its original tracking in less than a month.
Nigeria, Africa's largest economy, is also a cultural powerhouse that boasts the continent's biggest film industry, known as Nollywood.
Director Ryan Coogler has successfully shown the world what Black excellence means.
The “incredibly stupid” hype is irrelevant since America already had a Black president and a Black “Catwoman,” according to Shapiro.
While Wakanda may be fictional, the film’s costume designer Ruth E. Carter drew from real people and places, traveling across Africa to study the patterns, bead work and silhouettes of various tribes and peoples.
The predominantly Black cast of superhero movie "Black Panther" hope its combination of African pride, beauty and adventure will also mark a cultural shift in the movie industry and beyond.
The film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Paul Bettany.
It was del Toro's first DGA win and his first nomination.
"Something like Marvel has a way of really affecting popular culture, and to have that popular culture informed with things that are of African origin and people knowing they are of African origin ... is powerful," said Lupita Nyong'o.
Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan star in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” a sequel to Robin Williams’ original.
Other key snubs included the interracial romantic comedy “The Big Sick,” which failed to land any nominations.
Mentors include Academy Award winners Octavia Spencer and Common.
Some of the accusations against Harvey Weinstein involve incidents said to have taken place at the 10-day Sundance festival in Park City, Utah.
Illumination Entertainment’s 2016 summer blockbuster "The Secret Life of Pets," which features the voice of actor/comedian Kevin Hart, was a big success.
Will Poulter said he had been forced to “embrace ignorance” in order to play a racist officer who taunts, pistol-whips and beats up a group of Black men and two white women.