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Disney Gives Back To Celebrate 'Black Panther' Box Office Success

Disney donated $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to expand its STEM programs for kids.
Posted at 8:05 AM, Feb 27, 2018

Marvel's "Black Panther" just keeps raking in money at the box office. So to celebrate, Disney is giving back. 

The company announced plans to donate $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to expand its STEM programs. 

The science, technology, engineering and math fields actually tie into the film. 

"Black Panther" is set in the fictional country of Wakanda, which is supposed to be one of the most technologically advanced places in the world. 

And reviewers are raving about T'Challa's tech-genius sister Shuri, with one even calling her "Marvel's most promising character in ages."

"It is thrilling to see how inspired young audiences were by the spectacular technology in the film, 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," Walt Disney Co. Chairman and CEO Bob Iger said in a statement.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America will use part of Disney's donation to build new STEM centers in 12 communities, including Chicago, New Orleans and Washington, D.C.