Stars highlight special screening of "Black Panther" - CBS46 News

Stars highlight special screening of "Black Panther"

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Panther Power is pumping big bucks into metro Atlanta and some big name stars showed up at the Fox Theatre Wednesday night for a special screening of the new movie.

Samuel L. Jackson, John Amos and Kim Fields were just a few of the celebrities on hand for the screening of "Black Panther", a film that generated nearly $84 million in revenue for the city.

More than 3,000 Georgia residents were paid over $26 million in wages as a result of the making of the movie, which tells the story of the super hero T'Challa, king and protector of the fictional African nation of Wakanda.

A quick breakdown of the money spent on the film includes:

  • Nearly $30 million on set decorations, productions and other supplies
  • $9 million on supplies like hardware and lumber
  • $6 million on lodging
  • $4 million on transportation
  • $2 million on catering
  • $750,000 on wardrobe

The movie will officially be released on February 16.

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