“It is thrilling to see how inspired young audiences were by the spectacular technology in the film,” Disney’s Iger said a statement. “So it’s fitting that we show our appreciation by helping advance STEM programs for youth, especially in underserved areas of the country, to give them the knowledge and tools to build the future they want.”
Since its release earlier in February, “Black Panther” has proven to be a huge success. It took $242 million in the U.S. over President’s Day weekend, the second highest four-day haul in domestic movie history, according to Marvel, and has grossed to date more than $708 million worldwide.
“Thanks to Disney’s support, we can expand our outreach and allow more youth to find their passions and discover STEM careers,” Jim Clark, BGCA president and CEO, said in a statement Monday.
“Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman took to Twitter to thank Disney for its donation.