Black Panther has broken another record and this time it is a Twitter record. The political thriller now has the title of being the most tweeted about movie of all-time.
The record was previously held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but now the Marvel movie has relegated it to second place after attracting more than 35 million tweets while Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now down to third.
Twitter said that the most shared tweets about the film were Kendrick Lamar‘s soundtrack announcement retweeted over 240,000 times, a viral video of man on another person’s shoulders trying to only pay for one ticket at a screening (over 182,000 retweets) and Michelle Obama’s resounding endorsement of the movie (almost 140,000 retweets).
Black Panther The Album 2/9 pic.twitter.com/MqhsEcj6iF
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) January 31, 2018
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
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.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 19, 2018
Twitter also reported that users in the United States tweeted most about Black Panther, followed by the United Kingdom and Thailand. The most tweeted emojis were the black heart, the flame, and the crown icons, and the buzziest day for the film was Feb. 18, the Sunday after its release.
Black Panther follows the story of T’Challa played by Chadwick Bossman who returns to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s position as king is under threat.