Inside Black Filmmakers’ Record $1.5 Billion Year at the Box Office, From ‘Black Panther’ to ‘First Purge’

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Inside Black Filmmakers’ Record $1.5 Billion Year at the Box Office, From ‘Black Panther’ to ‘First Purge’
Black filmmakers had a record year at the box office in 2018 — earning a record $1.5 billion at the domestic box office from 16 films.

In addition, this was the first year in which five films by black filmmakers topped $100 million in North American ticket sales in the same year.

The biggest domestic box office hit of the year was Ryan Coogler’s “The Black Panther,” which grossed $700.1 million in North America and $1.3 billion worldwide. It also featured a predominantly black cast of actors playing characters representing a range of perspectives, and addressing struggles and themes that black audiences know all too well.

But there were a wealth of hits by other black filmmakers, including Steven Caple Jr.’s Michael B. Jordan boxing film “Creed II,” which has earned $112.2 million; the $104.1 million-grossing animated hit “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” co-directed by Peter Ramsey and featuring Afro-Latino character Miles Morales as the webslinger; and Antoine Fuqua’s “The Equalizer 2,
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