According to the statement, “Black Panther” Twitter chatter was loud enough to topple two other box office hits that held the title from a galaxy far, far away: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
In January, Kendrick Lamar fired off what is now the most-retweeted “Black Panther” tweet ever when he posted to Twitter the track list to the film’s soundtrack, which was curated and produced by the Grammy-winning rapper.
It took 26 days for “Black Panther” to crack $1 billion at the global box office, and since opening last month the film has been at the top of the box office five weeks in a row. So far the film has made more than $1.1 billion worldwide.
The film also holds a 97% score on review site Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the best-reviewed comic book films in history.