LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blockbusters are a clear favorite among the audience of theater owners and distributors at the CinemaCon trade convention for a simple reason: They're the ones that make the most...
Beyonce, ‘Black Panther’ win at 50th NAACP Image Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color.
The Latest: Beyonce wins top award at NAACP Image Award
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards presented Saturday in Los Angeles (all times local):
Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th...
Donald Glover gets 5 nominations for NAACP Image Awards
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Coming off a big night at the Grammys, Donald Glover and his alter-ego Childish Gambino were nominated Wednesday for five NAACP Image Awards.
Bassett, Boseman and more added to Oscars presenter lineup
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Who needs a host when Wakanda is coming to the Academy Awards? "Black Panther" stars Chadwick Boseman and Angela Bassett have been added to the starry list of presenters for the...
Boseman celebrates being ‘young, gifted and black’
‘Black Panther’ wins top honor at SAG Awards, ‘Maisel’ soars
NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" took the top award at Sunday's 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards, giving Ryan Coogler's superhero sensation its most significant awards-season honor yet and potentially setting up Wakanda for a major role at next month's Academy Awards.
Memorable SAG Award moments you didn’t see on television
LOS ANGELES (AP) — While actors are accustomed to being on camera, not every starry moment at the Screen Actors Guild Awards makes the screen. Here's a look at some of the best moments that took place off-camera:
YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK
Moments after winning the night's top honor, Chadwick Boseman expounded on his definition of the song "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" backstage after "Black Panther" won the show's top award.
The Latest: ‘Black Panther’ wins film cast SAG Award
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, presented Sunday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles (all times local):
"Black Panther" is the winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for drama film cast.
It is the second award the Marvel Comics superhero film won on Sunday; it also won the best stunt ensemble award before the SAG Awards ceremony began.
Chadwick Boseman thanked his fellow actors and executives who made the film.
Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper among SAG Awards presenters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Rami Malek are among the first presenters announced for Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Other presenters announced Wednesday by the actors union include Chadwick Boseman, Sam Elliott, Constance Wu, John David Washington, Adam Driver, and Michelle Yeoh.
Ken Jeong, Henry Golding, Angela Bassett, Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee and Joe Mazzello round out the list of first presenters.
Lamar leads Grammy noms, where women make a comeback
NEW YORK (AP) — The music of "Black Panther," with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, where women are heavily represented in the major four categories following a year where their presence was barely felt.
Police: Bullet-ridden NYPD car on road is stolen movie prop
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say they were startled to spot a bullet-ridden New York City police cruiser with a broken windshield on a city expressway early Thanksgiving morning.
Police say they tried to stop the car only to have the driver flee.
They say the cruiser was later found abandoned and proved to be a stolen prop from a movie being shot in Philadelphia.
Boseman joins sporting giants at ESPYs
NEW YORK (AP) — Chadwick Boseman will step out of Wakanda for the New York police drama "17 Bridges."
STX Entertainment announced Wednesday that Boseman will star as a disgraced NYPD detective thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer. The film will be Boseman's first non-Marvel movie following the $1.3 billion box-office success of "Black Panther." He also appeared in "Avengers: Infinity War" and has shot its follow-up.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The MTV Movie & TV Awards gave "Black Panther" its first taste of awards glory, with Marvel's blockbuster taking home four honors including two awards for its star, Chadwick Boseman.
Boseman quickly handed off his best hero award to James Shaw Jr., who wrestled an assault-style rifle away from a gunman in a Tennessee Waffle House in April. "This is going to live at your house," Boseman told Shaw, giving him the show's golden popcorn award.
List of winners from the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Winners of the MTV Movie & TV Awards, presented Saturday at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California:
Movie of the year: "Black Panther"
Actor in a Movie: Chadwick Boseman, "Black Panther"
Show of the Year: "Stranger Things"
Actor in a Show: Millie Bobby Brown, "Stranger Things"
Kiss: Keiynan Lonsdale and Nick Robinson in "Love, Simon"
Kardashian West shines on MTV red carpet
NEW YORK (AP) — "Avengers: Infinity War" is poised to set a record for fastest film to rake in $1 billion in business.
The Walt Disney Co. said Saturday that the Marvel superhero saga had earned just under $975 million in global box office through Friday. Since the film earned nearly $70 million on Friday alone, the studio is confident it will pass the billion-dollar mark on Saturday, in 11 days.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Black Panther" will get its first shot at some awards show love as the top nominee at next month's MTV Movie & TV Awards .
The global smash hit garnered seven nominations including for stars Chadwick Boseman, Letitia Wright and Michael B. Jordan. The second leading nominee is Netflix's series "Stranger Things," which received six nominations including for best show.
Movie Minute: 'Avengers: Infinity War' eyes record opening weekend
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- There's "Avengers: Infinity War" and everybody else at theaters this weekend.
The 19th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is tracking towards an opening weekend of $225 million to $245 million. Some are even giving a chance of breaking the all-time record of $248 million set by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in 2015.
Kevin Feige says Black Panther 2 will happen when Ryan Coogler wants it
Kevin Feige says 'Black Panther 2' will happen when director Ryan Coogler gives it the green light.
The President of Marvel Studios has revealed he would love for Ryan to return to direct the project, but he admitted that the studio's timescale will be dictated to by the 31-year-old filmmaker.
Speaking to Collider, Feige shared: "We definitely want Ryan to come back and that's actively being worked out right now.
Howard commencement to feature “Black Panther” Boseman
WASHINGTON (AP) — The "Black Panther" is returning to his alma mater to give the commencement address at Howard University.
The university announced Wednesday that Chadwick Boseman will give the keynote address at Howard's 150th commencement ceremony on May 12.
News outlets report Boseman will be presented with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, the university's highest honor.
Kimberly C. Roberts Entertainment Reporter
It has been an awesome year thus far for Chadwick Boseman, the accomplished actor now starring in the global box office blockbuster, “Black Panther.” In addition to his cinematic success and all that goes with it, Boseman will make his debut as the host of “Saturday Night Live” (“SNL”), airing April 7 at 11:30 p.m. on NBC. Boseman’s musical guest will be multi-platinum rapper Cardi B, who also makes her “SNL” debut.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cardi B isn't just going to sing during her upcoming appearance on "The Tonight Show" — she'll also be asking questions.
The hip-hop star will co-host the April 9 show with Jimmy Fallon. Cardi B is set to perform and promote her debut album, "Invasion of Privacy."
It will be Cardi B's third appearance on the late-night show. Other guests for Monday's show have not yet been announced.
Wakanda forever: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ trailer goes back to the land of the Black Panther
Wakanda forever: 'Avengers: Infinity War' trailer goes back to the land of the Black Panther
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- You don't have to wait for the "Black Panther" sequel to go back to Wakanda. The Avengers are taking their fight to save humanity to the land of Vibranium.
Disney’s ‘Black Panther’ reaches $1 billion globally
Disney's megahit "Black Panther" has passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office.
The studio said Saturday that the milestone is based on Disney's estimate of ticket sales. The announcement comes on the 26th day of release for the blockbuster. The movie is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan.
In an interview with BuzzFeed News in the fall, Sterling K. Brown, a star of “Black Panther,” thrilled at the prospect of children dressing up as the title character. “This Halloween, the first time I see a little kid, a white kid, dressed up as Black Panther, I’m taking a picture,” he said. “You better believe I’m taking a picture, because that’s the crossover.”
It’s great to have a superhero film that doesn’t look like every other superhero film.
There’s no Iron Man lurking, no Loki in the wings. There’s not even a strong tie to The Avengers saga.
What there is in "Black Panther" is a crackling good story in a new world that’s grappling with problems not unlike those we face in the United States today.
This, thanks to director Ryan Coogler, is the allegory “Avatar” should have been.
After a slow start, ‘Black Panther’ impresses with acting, action, tech
I went into "Black Panther," directed by Ryan Coogler ("Creed," "Fruitvale Station"), with preconceived notions that I was not going to be thrilled by it.
Having seen the underwhelming trailers, coupled with the sorrowful attempt on the small screen to rush a generic equivalent ("Black Lightning") ahead of this movie, I was amazed at the film's Rotten Tomatoes rating on the opening weekend.
Imagine going to see a Marvel superhero movie where all of the characters not only look similar to you, but where a story is about the often negatively highlighted continent from where your ancestors arose.
Marvel Studio's "Black Panther" does and achieves exactly that — and so much more.
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‘Black Panther’ is a powerful force at the box office everywhere — including Africa
Marvel Studios and Ryan Coogler's blockbuster superhero movie "Black Panther" has become a legitimate global juggernaut, grossing a jaw-dropping $427 million in global ticket sales and defying movie business assumptions. It's also showing strength in the continent where the film mostly takes place _ Africa.
Not since Alex Haley's 1976 book and miniseries "Roots," whose painful and powerful depiction of slavery forced a cultural reawakening among African-Americans, have we seen a phenomenon like the superhero film "Black Panther."
Think about it. The Marvel epic, released last weekend with an almost all-black cast and directed by Ryan Coogler, an African-American, raked in $400 million in just four days and turned some movie theaters around the nation into scenes of cultural displays.
Wonder Woman and Luke Skywalker expected at the Oscars
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wonder Woman and Luke Skywalker will be at the Academy Awards — or at least the actors who play them onscreen.
Oscar producers announced Wednesday that Gal Gadot and Mark Hamill will appear on the show, along with fellow "Star Wars" actors Oscar Isaac and Kelly Marie Tran.
Producers say Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gina Rodriguez, Armie Hammer and Zendaya also have been booked as presenters.
Chadwick Boseman says there's more excitement surrounding 'Black Panther' than the release of the Malcolm X biopic.
The 41-year-old actor - who plays the titular character in the new Marvel movie - believes that the film, which centres on a superhero of African descent, has created more of a buzz than the Spike Lee-directed 'Malcolm X', which saw Denzel Washington play the civil rights activist.
Box Office Top 20: ‘Black Panther’ scores record Monday
NEW YORK (AP) — With a massive $40.2 million in ticket sales Monday, "Black Panther" has set another box-office record: biggest Monday ever.
The Walt Disney Co. again raised its box-office estimates for the Marvel sensation on Tuesday. The film's updated Monday performance — $7 million higher than Disney earlier forecast — narrowly topped the previous record, set by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in 2015 with $40.1 million.
Stars, educators lead effort for kids to see ‘Black Panther’
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For years, Zavier Thompson has followed Marvel superhero movies. But the 16-year-old student in Albuquerque has always wanted to see a popular film with a black superhero and black themes.
Thanks to an Albuquerque educator, the aspiring hip-hop and spoken word artist finally got his wish Thursday when he was given tickets to a private screening of "Black Panther."
Letitia Wright steals show in ‘Black Panther’ breakout role
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Letitia Wright still can't believe she made the "Black Panther" poster.
Disney says ‘Black Panther’ is raking it in
NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" is so far raking it in over the holiday weekend.
The Walt Disney Co. estimated Saturday the Marvel Comics superhero movie earned $75.8 million domestically for its opening Friday, the eighth biggest day in industry history.
Disney now estimates the movie will earn between $190 million and $210 million for the four-day Presidents Day weekend that started Thursday.
For months, there has been speculation and anticipation over “Black Panther,” director Ryan Coogler’s epic interpretation of the Marvel Comic by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, about a Black super hero.
Now that the film is finally in theaters, I’m happy to report that it has absolutely lived up to the hype.
Chadwick Boseman, Tom Holland and Viola Davis to present Academy Awards
Chadwick Boseman, Tom Holland, Viola Davis and Emma Stone are some of the stars presenting awards at this year's Academy Awards.
Film producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd revealed today the first 12 celebrities who will be handing out statuettes at the annual ceremony - which will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel - on March 4 and in keeping with tradition, they include past Academy Award winners.
Other names include Mahershala Ali, Laura Dern, Jennifer Garner and Tiffany Haddish.
Boseman, Haddish, Gerwig, Nanjiani among Oscars presenters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman, "Girls Trip" breakout star Tiffany Haddish, "Lady Bird" author Greta Gerwig and "The Big Sick" co-writer and actor Kumail Nanjiani are set to appear at the 90th annual Academy Awards.
Producers of next month's telecast announced the show's first round of presenters on Friday.
marrying naturalistic character development with spectacle muscle.
"Tell them who you are" is the encouragement shouted at the title character, T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), prince of the African nation Wakanda. But it could just as well serve as the overarching rally cry of a film that for many symbolizes a big-screen affirmation of African-American identity. "Black Panther" stands for everything that's been missing from Marvel's — and Hollywood's — universe.
Boseman’s theatre-focused trip to Africa
Q&A: Chadwick Boseman on his own personal Wakanda
NEW YORK (AP) — No one is more at the epicenter of the watershed pop-culture moment that is "Black Panther" than Chadwick Boseman, the Panther himself.
While much of the film industry is still catching up to the call for more diversity, superhero-supersaturated comic book blockbusters are broadening their reach. Black Panther Marvel Studios first feature with a black hero in the lead flips the script on Hollywoods racial status quo, where people of color are kept to the margins or rendered invisible.
This week’s new movies: Marvel unleashes a ‘Panther,’ cavemen get animated
There are other movies opening this week besides "Black Panther." Take a look.
Chadwick Boseman’s Avengers character gets his origin story that takes place in his African kingdom of Wakanda. A great cast, director Ryan Coogler (“Creed”) and a soundtrack curated by Kendrick Lamar has many people excited.
Movie Minute: There’s ‘Black Panther’ and everybody else at the box office this weekend
Movie Minute: There's 'Black Panther' and everybody else at the box office this weekend
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The first blockbuster of the year arrives in theaters today. Marvel's "Black Panther" is poised to dominate the box office over President Day's weekend with a predicted gross between $180-$200 million according to Deadline.
In case the movie is sold out, you can always watch one of the other two new wide releases: the stop-motion animated pic "Early Man" and the biblical action film "Samson."