America is such a racist place filled with Trump-supporting white supremacists that it is now on its way to give a comic book movie titled "Black Panther," with a predominantly black cast, $100-$120 million on its opening weekend.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Ryan Coogler's Black Panther is tracking to open to a heroic $100 million-$120 million at the North American box office, according to early prerelease surveys."
The movie stands to benefit heavily from the release of "Avengers: Infinity War" later this year and its release date on President's Day weekend.
Not since Wesley Snipes slashed his way through hordes of hungry vampires in "Blade" has a black man headlined a major superhero franchise. Although 2008's "Hancock," starring Will Smith, was a noble effort to launch such a franchise, it failed to pick up both audience and critical acclaim and died as a stand alone picture. Prior to "Blade," the only major comic book movie with a black man in the title role was 1997's "Spawn," starring Michael Jai White.
In the current Marvel universe, now on its 18th entry with "Black Panther," actors Don Cheadle, Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie all played supporting roles.
"Black Panther" stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther alongside Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.
Predictions indicate that "Black Panther" will even outperform "Doctor Strange," which boasted a debut of $85 million on its three-day opening weekend in November 2016.
Way to be a bunch of racists, America.