Marvel’s Black Panther has been incredibly successful, and the film has fired up Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
The star shared a post on Instagram with an image of himself in the gym. Johnson touched upon the need to find motivation on a tough Sunday morning.
“Alright, its Sunday,” Johnson said. “Its just one of those Sundays where you’re fatigued, you’re tired, the work you handled all week, you’ve been taking care of your relationships, handling your business, taking care of your babies, taking care of your family. But its leg day. Its Sunday and you got to push through, and you go to kick that ass you got to finish the week strong because you start it all over again tomorrow. So I woke up thinking, ‘Okay, what’s my inspiration?’ And I need a little bit of motivation, and I’m thinking and bang, I’m thinking about my daughters. Then I’m thinking about my lady at home who’s carrying my third daughter. Hardest job in the world is being a mama. Then I think about the things that I need to accomplish.”
Johnson then talked about a particular source of motivation.
“But then I think about Black Panther kicking the $#!+ out of Jumanji at the box office,” he said. “That’s all the motivation I need. Okay, that’s it. So Wakanda forever. Okay, I know, I said that with a little too much mustard. I’m very proud of Ryan Coogler and the cast of Black Panther. Congratulations. So proud. Wakanda forever. That’s all I need. Motivation enough.”
It is true that Black Panther has been ruling the box office right from its record-shattering opening weekend. Even in the second weekend, its dominance didn’t abate, and it went on to become the second-most successful film in terms of the second weekend in box office history.
At the same time, there is nothing for The Rock to be embarrassed as far as Jumanji’s box office outing is concerned. Even after ten weeks, the movie remains in the top ten at the box office and has grossed $387.2 million at the domestic box office till now. Agreed that Black Panther has crossed $400 million in two weeks, but, Jumanji has still performed better than what a lot of people expected of it.
Black Panther is presently running in theaters and it will be followed by Avengers: Infinity War on May 4th, Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6th, Captain Marvel on March 8, next year, Avengers 4 on May 3, next year, Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel on July 5, next year and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, later in 2020.