SPARTA, N.J. — Police in New Jersey say a movie theater had to halt a showing of “Black Panther” after a woman yelled a racial slur, upsetting the rest of the audience.

Sparta Police Lt. John Lamon said Tuesday the woman was “extremely intoxicated” and was not yelling at anyone in particular. reports police did not file charges, as only one person at the Sunday showing could identify the woman who yelled the slur.

Police say the witness declined to sign a complaint.

Lamon says the woman was banned from the theater, and the rest of the audience was given vouchers to return at another time to see the film.

“Black Panther” broke box office records when it opened this weekend with approximately $235 million in ticket sales.

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