Michael B. Jordan’s sexy flirting with Lupita Nyong’o on Twitter is giving us feelings
“@Lupita_Nyongo Bring them chocolate cakes back,” he wrote Feb. 19. “You ready for round 2? #YouKnowYouWantThis.”
Lupita played right into it and replied: “No dessert until you come correct,” she wrote, complete with the hashtags #YouKnowYouWantThis #YouAintReady.
But MBJ fans can breathe easier knowing that the two stars were only participating in an MTV game show. Michael B. Jordan admitted that the rumors that the Black Panther duo are dating is false.
The two co-stars are also having fun with one another with some physical activity. According to Esquire, Jordan lost a bet to Nyong’o and now she has the power to make him do push-ups, wherever she wants, whenever she wants!
Black folks showed up and showed out for Black Panther, which has smashed box office records during its opening weekend. The film has now raked in $426.6 million globally since opening in international markets last Tuesday. That total does not include China, the second biggest movie market in the world. Black Panther opens there on March 9, according to CNN Money.
According to comScore, out of US buyers, African-American accounted for 35 percent, Caucasians made up the next largest group (35 percent), followed by Hispanics (18 percent). That sort of demographic breakdown is a somewhat of an anomaly for a superhero movie.
On average, African-Americans make up about 15 percent of the audience. Women also turned out in force to see Black Panther, heralded for its portrayal of strong women and made up 45 percent of all ticket buyers (that share is usually 35-40 percent on a superhero movie’s opening weekend).
The Ryan Coogler-directed movie secured the fifth-biggest domestic opening of all time after clawing its way past expectations. Playing in 4,020 theaters, Black Panther exploded opening weekend with a record-shattering estimate of $201.8 million for the three-day weekend and a projected $235 million-plus for the four-day holiday frame, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
And Coogler couldn’t wait to thank his fans, sharing an emotional letter on social media:
I am struggling to find the words to express my gratitude at this moment, but I will try.
Filmmaking is a team sport. And our team was made up amazing people from all over the world who believed in this story. Deep down we all hoped that people would come to see a film about a fictional country on the continent of Africa, made up of a cast of people of African descent.
Never in a million years did we imagine that you all would come out of this strong. It still humbles me to think that people care enough to spend their money and time watching our film. But to see people of all backgrounds wearing clothing that celebrates their heritage, taking pictures next to our posters with their friends and family, and sometimes dancing in the lobbies of theaters- often moved me and my wife to tears.
For the people who bought out theaters, who posted on social about how lit the film would be, bragged about our awesome cast, picked out outfits to wear, and who stood in line in theaters all over the world- all before even seeing the film…
To the press who wrote about the film for folks who hadn’t yet seen it, and encouraged audiences to come out…
And to the young ones, who came out with their parents, with their mentors, and with their friends…
Thank you for giving our team of filmmakers the greatest gift: The opportunity to share this film that we poured our hearts and souls into, with you.
Sincerely, Ryan Coogler
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