It is safe to say that Black Panther‘s success, both critically and financially, has been quite impressive. Not only has it earned universal acclaim, it has become the highest grossing film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the highest grossing superhero movie in general. With the movie breaking multiple box office records since its February release, it is now among the top three highest grossing movies of all time in the United States.
The film has now earned roughly $659 million dollars domestically, meaning that it has earned as much money as Titanic did in its theatrical run. However, given that Black Panther is still in its theatrical run, it has been able to dethrone Titanic as the third highest grossing film in the US. Therefore, the only two films to have earned more than Marvel’s latest are Avatar and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which grossed $760 million and $936 million respectively.
This shows that even when the film has broken its streak of being at the top of the weekly box office, it shows no signs of stopping in terms of profits. So far, its $659 million domestic gross combined with its $634 international gross has allowed it to earn nearly $1.3 billion worldwide. Furthermore, with its theatrical run still in progress, it has the chance to rival Avatar as the second highest grossing movie in the US. Time will tell if it manages to beat out James Cameron’s sci-fi epic.
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– Mark Tan
Black Panther is now available in theaters.
Black Panther – T’Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T’Challa’s father’s mistake.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira.