Black Panther has set numerous records. Among them: biggest February opening, third biggest opening of all-time, first film since Avatar to spend five consecutive weeks at No. 1 at the box office and so on. It is poised by this weekend to become the highest grossing MCU film and highest grossing superhero film ever. What’s one more record to add? How about most tweeted about movie of all-time?
According to Twitter, Black Panther has been tweeted about 35 million times, passing Star Wars: The Force Awakens for that honor. Twitter has also released stats to go along with the honor, citing that fire, the black heart and crown are the most used emojis when speaking about the film and that the top hashtags include #BlackPanther #WakandaForever and #Wakanda. Of course the most popular characters of the film are Black Panther, Killmonger and Shuri but that’s not all.
The biggest tweet surrounding the film? Kendrick Lamar’s album announcement, someone who decided to try and get a two-for-one special by standing atop one another’s shoulders to see the film and a congratulatory tweet from Michelle Obama.