Twitter has issued a statement today saying that “Black Panther” is the the most-tweeted about movie of all time. The film, which stars Chadwick Boseman and is directed by Ryan Coogler, has amassed more than 35 million tweets.
According to the statement, “Black Panther” Twitter chatter was loud enough to topple two other box office hits that held the title from a galaxy far, far away: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
In January, Kendrick Lamar fired off what is now the most-retweeted “Black Panther” tweet ever when he posted to Twitter the track list to the film’s soundtrack, which was curated and produced by the Grammy-winning rapper.
Black Panther The Album 2/9 pic.twitter.com/MqhsEcj6iF
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) January 31, 2018
“Black Panther The Album 2/9,” Lamar wrote in the tweet, which has now been retweeted more than 240,000 times.
It’s official. #BlackPanther has become the most Tweeted-about movie of all time. 📈
With 35 million Tweets, fans can’t get enough of #Wakanda
Here’s the breakdown. 👇 pic.twitter.com/cm5RF3mY2q
— Twitter Movies (@TwitterMovies) March 20, 2018
It took only 26 days for “Black Panther” to crack $1 billion at the global box office, and since opening last month the film has been at the top of the box office five weeks in a row. So far the film has made more than $1.1 billion worldwide.
The film also holds a 97% score on review site Rotten Tomatoes, making it one of the best-reviewed comic book films in history.