The movie Black Panther is breaking box office records. It is the highest moneymaking debut for a February film. Disney guessed the film made over $361 million in its first three days. The movie has got great reviews from critics. The site Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 97 per cent rating. This high score is very rare. The Los Angeles Times newspaper compared Black Panther to Star Wars movies. It 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 also has a mostly black cast and a black director. People of African descent have been showing their pride in the movie by wearing traditional African clothes to cinemas. CNN said: "This film is a godsend that will lift the self-esteem of black children in the US and around the world for a long time." 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 if we work together. We can also help the world by sharing."