Even before it has hit theaters, “Black Panther” has become the most-tweeted about movie in the world this year.
“Black Panther” is the top tweeted-about movie this year globally, with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” coming in second place and “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” coming in third. In the United States, “Fifty Shades Freed” is also one of the top tweeted-about movies this year.
Becoming the most tweeted-about movie of 2018 is not the first record “Black Panther” has broken. The hotly anticipated film has also earned its title as Fandango’s quickest-selling first-quarter film in regards to ticket pre-sales, beating past juggernauts like “The Hunger Games” and “Beauty and the Beast.” The flick is also on track to become Fandango’s top pre-seller among all superhero films.
Ahead of its Feb. 16 release, Twitter and Marvel Studios will host a live-stream Q&A with the cast of “Black Panther” today at 6:30 p.m. ET with stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Letitia Wright, writer-director Ryan Coogler, executive producer Nate Moore, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
Like many other hit TV shows and films, Twitter is also launching a custom emoji for “Black Panther,” which will be automatically utilized with the hashtag #BlackPanther.