Guess who showed up at Silverbird, Jabi Mall, Abuja to see “Black Panther”?
Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, is currently at the watching the movie.
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He also paid for everyone who had come to watch the movie.
Twitter user, @ClintonViceB, said: “@ClintonViceB, “So @atiku came to the movies Today and bought Tickets for everybody. Commendable.”
In true Nigerian style, Atiku’s presence at Silverbird to see “Black Panther” has sparked debate on Twitter.
Many have described the VP’s presence at the cinema as an act that shows he is a man of the people.
See some comments below:
According to a twitter user, @favourdesimhi, “This is no surprise to me for I know him to be a kind hearted man. He will make a better president in 2019.”
Another user, @Frankkyboi, said its because of election. But @GabrielEtenika maintained “It’s not about elections, doing good is part of him.”
Another user, @pfdesimhi, simply submitted thus, “2019 my vote is reserved for @atiku for he strikes a chord in my heart he will make a good president.”
For @BendelJounal, “Whatever you do in this life people will always talk. @atiku is on point. I love this man to the moon and back. He is our next president for he is by far better than Buhari.”
For @PerformOrResign, “@atiku is that leader that can relate with the youth and knows what they need Atiku all the way.”
According to Rotten Tomatoes, Black Panther is officially the best-reviewed superhero movies of all time and we have to agree.
The movie which was Marvel’s first film directed by an African-American has raked in an estimated $ 192 million in North America alone, this weekend.
If you wondering what that means, it means that ‘Black Panther’ is the fifth biggest opening of all time.
The movie starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan broke multiple box office records too, stealing the record for the largest opening for an African-American director.
Before now, F. Gary Gray and “The Fate of the Furious” led this category after it opened to $ 98 million in April 2017.
According to Disney, the movie is estimated to bring in $ 218 million domestically. So far, the film has brought in an opening of $ 361 million around the world.
“Black Panther” also stole the record for an opening in February, which belonged to “Deadpool,” the 20th Century Fox, R-rated superhero film that brought in $ 132 million when it opened in February 2016.
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CNN reports that it is the second biggest opening for a Marvel Studios film, after 2012’s “The Avengers,” pushing past other huge hits like “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Captain America: Civil War” and “Iron Man 3.”
It is also the studio’s 18th straight number one opening.
This is an all time high for Hollywood, and with “Black Panther” reaching box office heights that other African-American titles have been unable to achieve, the film’s total could cause a change in the industry by encouraging diversity both behind and in front of the camera.