The preliminary numbers are in and “Black Panther” — much of which was filmed in metro Atlanta — is the blockbuster everyone expected it to be and more: it brought in $192 million at the box office.
Its ties to the area are a big deal. Every blockbuster filmed here puts to work thousands of actors, carpenters, stage designers and others who rely on movie creation for income. The more Georgia is seen as the place where big movies are made, the better the chances more films will be shot here, according to state officials and economic experts.
Here are five things you should know about “Black Panther’s” ties to metro Atlanta and why they matter.