“Black Panther” is raking in big money at the box office — and now Disney is giving a cut of that back to children.
The Marvel Studios owner is donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in celebration of “Black Panther’s” financial success. The donation will support the organization’s youth STEM programs, according to a news release.
Disney (DIS) CEO Bob Iger said in a statement that it was “thrilling to see how inspired young audiences were by the spectacular technology in the film.”
The centers give children access to hands-on technologies, including 3-D printers, robotics and video production, according to the release.
“Black Panther” has been a force for Disney. The film has brought in $700 million worldwide since its release two weekends ago. Last weekend, it brought in $108 million in the United States, becoming only the fourth film ever to cross that mark in its second weekend.
Disney has donated to the Boys & Girls Club before. Last December, the company announced that its parks division would donate $1.1 million to the organization in central Florida.