The movie Black Panther is breaking records. It is the highest moneymaking debut for a February film. It made over $361 million in its first three days. The movie got great reviews from critics. One website gave it a very high 97 per cent score. The LA Times said "Black Panther fever" is all over Los Angeles. It added: "The film opened to the kind of [passion] typically reserved for the latest offering in the Star Wars franchise."
Black Panther is the first superhero movie with an African-American in the title role. It has a mostly black cast and a black director. African-Americans showed their pride by wearing traditional African clothes to cinemas. CNN said: "This film is a godsend that will lift the self-esteem of black children...around the world." A student who watched the film said: "For people of color, it shows us that we can get through any obstacles that are thrown at us."