More than half a million South Africans have flocked to cinemas to see Black Panther, Marvel's latest superhero blockbuster, since its February 16 release as its mostly black cast and perfect mix of sociopolitical commentary and entertainment have resonated with consumers. According to The Walt Disney Company Africa, the film raked in R16.8-million in its first three days on circuit - the third-biggest opening weekend yet at the South African box office. Its first Saturday (February 17) was record-breaking: its R6.9-million made it the highest box-office day in our history. That was until the following Saturday, when Black Panther beat its own record by 4%, making R7.1-million on February 24.Ten days after its opening, the film had made R40.4-million, the highest-grossing Marvel film in South African history. (The studio is known for the Captain America, Iron Man and Avengers movies.) The film also recorded the biggest opening weekend in history in East and West Africa, and is the h...

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