Black Panther Is The Most Tweeted-About Movie: Check Out The Top 3 Retweeted Posts
Black Panther has set another record aside from being a box office hit and becoming the highest-grossing solo superhero film. The Ryan Coogler movie is the most-tweeted film for 2018.
According to a Twitter report released Tuesday, Black Panther topped as the most tweeted film with more than 35 million tweets thus far. It overtook Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which took the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, respectively.
The most-tweeted hashtags were #BlackPanther, #Wakanda, and #WakandaForever and the most-tweeted film characters being the titular character (Chadwick Boseman) and his sister Shuri (Letitia Wright) and the films antagonist Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan).
Breaking down the data further are the top three most-retweeted posts about the film. The first came from Kendrick Lamar, who curated and produced the Black Panther soundtrack. Lamar shared a copy of the list of songs in the Black Panther album on Jan. 31. It has since received over 538,000 likes and retweeted more than 240,000 times.
Black Panther The Album 2/9 pic.twitter.com/MqhsEcj6iF — Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) January 31, 2018
The second most retweeted post is a fan video that shows two kids trying to score a ticket for the film. They disguise themselves as one adult by wearing a trench coat in an attempt to get a 2-for-1 deal on Black Panther tickets. The clip went viral and made headlines. It only proves the power the film has on people, that they would go to great lengths to be able to watch it. The video received 182,884 retweets and 451,657 likes since its Feb. 16 posting.
We tried getting the two for one special at black panther. The manager was not having it. pic.twitter.com/Ktqsuh7s3m — Pillsbury (@stevelikescups) February 16, 2018
The third most-retweeted post comes from former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, who praised the film. Her tweet was well received by fans that it was re-shared 139,647 times upon her posting on Feb. 19.
"Congrats to the entire #blackpanther team! Because of you, young people will finally see superheroes that look like them on the big screen. I loved this movie and I know it will inspire people of all backgrounds to dig deep and find the courage to be heroes of their own stories," Obama shared on Twitter.
According to the Twitter report, users based in the United States tweeted most about Black Panther than other countries. The United Kingdom and Thailand follow. Meanwhile, the busiest day of the film on the platform was on Feb. 18, a day after the film's theater release.