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‘Black Panther’ Generates $25 Million In Korea / Earns $360 Million Worldwide

Published: Monday 19th Feb 2018 by David

Fears that the African led movie ‘Black Panther‘ would fail in Asia have been crushed under the weight of box office glory this week.

In the mood for good news.

Meet us after the bounce…

With Asia’s well-documented history of anti-blackness in mind, Hollywood often steers clear of enlisting black actors to star in movies it intends to launch in the market.

Today, Ryan Coogler’s ‘Panther’ has given the industry hope that times are a-changing. Why? The $25 million the action picture has earned in South Korea.

This figure pushes the movie’s opening number to a brilliant $361 million on a global front as its popularity continues to swell in markets its producers feared it would crumble in.

Dave Hollis, Disney’s President of Theatrical Distribution shared…

Our goal is to make movies that reflect the diversity of our world because those are the stories that resonate everywhere. To have the ability to show other people’s experience is part of the beauty of movies, but it also allows for rich storytelling, and for the people whose experiences are up on the screen, especially if they have not been showcased a ton. The meaningful nature of being able to see yourself represented, those things really matter to everyone, but in this case it matters even more to communities of color. Representation matters and the times we’ve leaned into it, we’ve had massive results.

Why its reign in Korea is significant? A large portion of the project was shot there.

 

Why do you think the world is in love with ‘Black’? 

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  1. Ashanti #1 Fan February 19, 2018

    Because my brown is beautiful and we are the trend creators despite the negative representation that people put on us

  2. Suicide Blonde February 19, 2018

    It’s natural that South Koreans go to theaters to watch a Hollywood film that was shot in their land. Btw, That Grape Juice staff, the trolling needs to be stopped, we can’t even have an avatar anymore because it gets stolen and used to impersonate us, fix it.

    • Jasmine February 19, 2018

      I know right!? Some bįtch keeps impersonating me and that really grinds my gears!

    • Jasmine February 19, 2018

      Judging by the verbiage whoever is impersonating is a racist white F A G G O T obsessed with being a black woman. Must be a broke troll that can’t afford that transformation surgery so they are stuck being a white man instead of the black woman they wish they were and resent at the same time.

      • Jasmine February 19, 2018

        Stop impersonating me bïtch!!

      • Princess Jasmine (The Real Jasmine) February 19, 2018

        You are the thing that is impersonating. White trash F A G G O T! You wish you were me.

      • Jasmine February 19, 2018

        Stop tying to be a black queen like me. Accept that you’re whatever you are, pls!

      • Princess Jasmine (The Real Jasmine) February 19, 2018

        You want to be me so bad. Popular, attractive, and a woman. Keep seething Suicide Blonde.

    • Its me Gowrl February 19, 2018

      Suicide u such a bigot

  3. February 19, 2018

    congratz to them.

  4. truthteller February 19, 2018

    Doesn’t change the fact they are a very racist country that still thinks comedy routines with blackface are acceptable

  5. Yolanda February 19, 2018

    Wikipedia has the budget at $200m. Let’s see how much profit they gain over the next few weeks. Also, how much is the leading actors getting in comparison to the leading actors for Spider Man, Wonder Woman, Batman, etc.?

  6. Suicide Blonde February 19, 2018

    I just love a good fisting especially by black men even though I am racist. Black men are my guilty pleasure. Black women yuck, unless they are masculine black women.

    • JOHNVIDAL February 19, 2018

      Oh you don’t like black women massa? I did not know that. I thought you wanted to be one real bad.

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