By Rico Panacea (@RicoPanacea)
(AllHipHop Rumors) “Black Panther” is expected to make close to $170 million its opening weekend. The film has already had jaw-dropping presale ticket orders. It’s even made the state of Georgia over $90 million dollars already.
The figures are staggering and the income will only continue to increase. This has lead to the creation of a petition online. The petition is calling for a return of 25% of all income made from the film to African-American communities. “Black Panther” follows the story of T’Challa, the fictional king of the African nation of Wakanda.
The Marvel story is born from the history of Africans and their targets that demographic. There’s no doubt that African-Americans will come out in huge numbers to see the film. That doesn’t even include international audiences and consumers would later buy duplicated copies of the film and other products.
Which brings us to the petition and why it has been started.
African-Americans are the biggest consumers in the United States. Not only do we buy more good than others, but we also make goods more popular than others. The numbers have been seen with this film. It’s perfectly targeted towards African-American consumers and African consumers worldwide.
Marvel is already and will continue to make huge sums from the product and its subsequent sequel. The petition simply asks that 25% percent of all profits be returned to the Black community it depicts and has targeted throughout their promotional campaign.
Do you think Marvel should return 25% of Black Panther’s profits to the Black community?