'Black Panther' Fans Dressed Up On Opening Night

Serving as a cultural phenomenon, Black Panther has encouraged people of African descent to show up to screenings in traditional African clothing and cosplay of their favorite characters.

With the film hauling in an estimated $25 million on Thursday night, theaters were packed with excited fans who came out in droves. Friends, families, and strangers all united for a trip to Wakanda, often wearing the clothes or costumes which made them feel united and spirited. Many of these folks shared their outfits on social media.

Check them out:

Some even decided to bring the drums!

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Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2018. Advanced tickets are on sale now wherever tickets are sold. Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies include; Avengers: Infinity War on May 4th, Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6th, Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 5, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020.