Black Panther Brought In $108M During Its Second Weekend.
Black Panther had the second best sophomore weekend in history, bringing in $400M domestically and $700M around the world. If the film keeps this up, it could potentially cross the $1B threshold worldwide, says Shadow and Act. Even better, a lot of the money is going to a good cause. To celebrate the movie’s overwhelming success, Disney is donating $1M to the Boys & Girls Club of America.
“Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is a masterpiece of movie making and has become an instant cultural phenomenon, sparking discussion, inspiring people young and old, and breaking down age-old industry myths,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. “It is thrilling to see how inspired young audiences were by the spectacular technology in the film, so it’s fitting that we show our appreciation by helping advance STEM programs for youth, especially in underserved areas of the country, to give them the knowledge and tools to build the future they want.”
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Michelle Obama Is Releasing a Memoir.
Get ready for Michelle Obama’s Becoming, which reportedly comes out on November 13. Penguin Random House calls the book “an unusually intimate reckoning from a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.” It will also “invite readers into [Michelle’s] world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous addresses.”
Hype yet? You can catch her when she sets off for her international tour in promotion of the book.
Pink’s 6-Year-Old Daughter Raised Money for Haiti.
Pink is known for her humanitarian heart, so it’s no surprise that her daughter, Willow, would also want to give back. In an effort to raise money for Haiti, young Willow recently sold candy with a friend backstage during Pink’s tour rehearsals. “Willz and her friend Gracie wanted to do some charity work. So they bought bulk candy and set up a table in catering at mama @pink rehearsal Hall,” her father, Carey Hart, shared on Instagram. “They are donating the money to #Haiti —-. Good work ladies, doing your part. #DontTellTrump.” It’s always great to see kids getting involved at an early age.
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