BLACK PANTHER Fans Won't Stop Asking Wauconda, Illinois for Vibranium

BLACK PANTHER Fans Won't Stop Asking Wauconda, Illinois for Vibranium

BLACK PANTHER Fans Won't Stop Asking Wauconda, Illinois for Vibranium

In theaters now, Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as N'Jadaka/Erik "Killmonger" Stevens, Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W'Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Winston Duke as M'Baku, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue.

In a bit of homophonic silliness we came across at The Hollywood Reporter, the American town of Wauconda, pronounced the same as the fictional African country of Wakanda from Black Panther, has been receiving excited-and absurd-emails and calls from fans of the film asking if it is really a secret advanced society using technology to hide its true identity and hoard a master supply of vibranium.

While superhero films have always made their mark in the global box office, Marvel's newest film Black Panther has seemingly reached new heights. It has also made $228 million internationally, led by the United Kingdom with $31.9 million, for a $520 million worldwide total as the must-see tentpole heads into its second weekend. (For reference's sake: 2017's highest-grossing movie, The Last Jedi, "only" made $71.5 million.) And a $120 million performance would have the film second only to The Force Awakens' $149.2 million.

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Given all the buzz surrounding the movie, it seems like a word of mouth is guaranteed to be stellar.

How much do you think Black Panther will make in its second weekend? Applying those drop-offs to "Black Panther", which opened with a $176.5 million Friday-Sunday (without Thursday night previews), would indicate a second weekend somewhere in the $83 million to $95 million range. Let us know your thoughts down below! Just hit the buttons on the top of this page.

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