Twitter pronounced “Black Panther” today, as the most-tweeted about movie of all time. The movie, which stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyongo and directed by Ryan Coogler, has been tweeted more than 35 million times.
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.
It’s official. #BlackPanther has become the most Tweeted-about movie of all time. 📈
With 35 million Tweets, fans can’t get enough of #Wakanda
Here’s the breakdown. 👇 pic.twitter.com/cm5RF3mY2q
— Twitter Movies (@TwitterMovies) March 20, 2018