LOS ANGELES — Ticket buyers around the world are poised to smash another one of Hollywood’s most entrenched beliefs Movies rooted in black culture cannot become global blockbusters? Guess again
The euphorically reviewed Disney-Marvel superhero movie “Black Panther,” with an almost entirely black cast and a powerful Afrocentric story line, is expected to take in at least $250 million worldwide between Friday and Monday, according to analyst projections Fandango, the online ticketing site, said on Thursday that “Black Panther” was its No 4 pre-seller of all time, behind only the last three “Star Wars” movies An opening total in that range would put “Black Panther” on a course to become one of the year’s biggest hits — perhaps even approaching the blockbuster status attained last summer by another Hollywood myth-buster, “Wonder Woman” That Warner Bros
film ultimately collected $8218 million worldwide, ridding the movie business of the long-held notion that female superheroes don’t sell “One by one, these unwritten Hollywood rules about what audiences supposedly will and will not support are falling by the wayside,” said Jeff Bock, a senior analyst at Exhibitor Relations, an entertainment research firm “I think about it like a wall crumbling In terms of ‘Black Panther,’ no studio can say again, ‘Oh, black movies don’t travel, overseas interest will be minimal
’” Disney, which has been on a box office tear, decided several years ago to make a concerted effort to promote diversity and equality on screen But “Black Panther” also arrives at a time when studios have started to respond to growing pressure to make their big-budget movies more inclusive, driven in part by the recent #OscarsSoWhite movement And with audiences increasingly inclined to stay home and watch Netflix, producing movies featuring lead characters with different skin colors, genders and sexualities is proving to be good business Attendance at theaters in North America, the world’s largest movie market, dropped 6 percent in 2017, hitting a 22-year low At the same time, studios are more reliant than ever on ticket sales
Their home-entertainment businesses — negatively impacted by the rise of streaming services — are collapsing to an alarming degree The major studios reported an 18 percent drop in holiday home-video rental and sales revenue, including video-on-demand purchases, compared to a year earlier If you like this video, you may like, share ,comment the video below and subscribe to my channel to watch the latest videos Thank you for watching this video Wish you always fun and success!