It’s been a big month for ‘‘Black Panther.’’ Last week, it became the first comic book-based film to earn an Academy Award nomination for best picture. This past Sunday, it won best cast in a motion picture at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the evening’s top overall prize.
And now the world-conquering film, which Box Office Mojo reports has earned more than $1.3 billion worldwide, is returning to theaters for a limited engagement — for free.
Disney announced this week that in celebration of Black History Month, ‘‘Black Panther’’ will screen at 250 theaters across the country between Friday, Feb. 1, and Feb. 7.
The film, directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, and Danai Gurira, surpassed the $1.12 billion that 2003’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” raked in.
If you want to witness the majesty of Wakanda on the big screen one more time, AMC will be screening the film free at six of its area theaters: Boston, Danvers, Framingham, Methuen, North Dartmouth, and Somerville. You must RSVP to a specific screening online. With 84 to choose from, you’ll likely find one that works.