Us Weekly's Emily Longeretta discusses "Black Panther's" record-smashing opening weekend. The film has raked in $235 million since hitting theaters last Friday.
Longeretta says the combination of a great story, a mostly black cast, a black director, and strong female characters all led to the film's success. Most people don't know the story of "Black Panther," Longeretta explains, leading to increased interest.
The movie struck a cultural chord since we saw an African American actor play a superhero.