Marvel’s Black Panther film is digging in its claws and will likely mint even more money as the movie moves to the next Wakanda window in South Africa and Africa: streaming, pay-per-view and DVD sales.
The film that smashed records – scoring the biggest opening for a Marvel Studios in South Africa, the third biggest opening weekend ever in South Africa, the biggest opening weekend of all time in both East and West Africa, and that became the all time top-grossing film in South Africa – is now hoping to cash in on the home entertainment window as it exits cinemas.
Since last week Monday Black Panther is now available for rental on MultiChoice’s DStv BoxOffice service, as well as on iTunes South Africa.
A breathless Cell C in a press release on Tuesday last week, 19 June, was so over-eager to hype Black Panther, that it incorrectly tried to claim that its subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, black, has Black Panther "exclusively".
"The global Hollywood blockbuster, Black Panther, is back in South Africa amid widespread demand for the hit movie. It is now exclusively available on South Africa’s newest entertainment platform, black," said Cell C.
Besides being available as streaming and TV pay-per-view options, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is also available on DVD and Bluray with The Walt Disney Company that is looking to make even more money than the over R107 million Blank Panther already earned in South Africa since its 16 February release in theatres.
The Black Panther Bluray release includes bonus material like deleted scenes, a gag reel, outtakes and several making-of featurettes which detail the Black Panther’s evolution, the remarkable women of Wakanda, the history of T’Challa’s proud nation, and the cosmic origin and technological applications of vibranium.
Also included are a roundtable discussion with the Black Panther filmmakers and writers; a featurette tracing the countless connections between heroes, characters and storylines within the Marvel cinematic universe and a sneak peek at Ant-Man and the Wasp.