As Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ roars, here’s how DC’s ‘dark and turgid’ movies can play catch up


CNBC—A panther just mauled the box office competition, and some suggest its next victim might be an upstart superhero movie operation.

Will Black Panther’s Box-Office Success Change Hollywood’s Conventional Wisdom on Black Movies?. Over the long holiday weekend, Black Panther smashed box-office records, amassing a historic $235 million four-day opening gross, according to estimates by its distributor Disney. Exceeding even the most optimistic prerelease “tracking” estimates by more than $50 million, the rapturously reviewed, Marvel-produced Wakandan action epic also obliterated the previous record ... More