Saturday, 22 September, 2018

"Black Panther" Becomes Top-Grossing Superhero Film of All-Time in US

Lupita Nyong'o 'Black Panther' Tops $1.2B WW & Pushes Disney Past $1B At International Box Office
Ginger Lopez | 25 March, 2018, 01:42

Marvel's Black Panther has now passed Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the domestic box office.

Early projections for Black Panther's box office premiere had the movie at a solid $120 million, but the movie came out and destroyed those predictions by earning over $200 million, shocking the industry.

Ryan Coogler's Black Panther has officially become the highest-grossing superhero movie ever in the U.S., not accounting for inflation.

In North America, Black Panther is now the highest-grossing superhero movie ever. According to Twitter Movies, Black Panther is now the most tweeted-about movie of all time, having amassed over 35 million tweets.

Unfortunately, "Black Panther" may not hold the domestic record as Marvel's highest-grossing film for long because Marvel's highly anticipated crossover "Avengers: Infinity Wars" comes out April 27.




That's a feat only ever matched by Avatar, the highest-grossing movie of all time.

We've written about this before in regards to Black Panther, but it bears repeating: the old Hollywood lie that "black movies don't travel" should be well and truly dead after this box office record-breaker. As of now the movie has earned a little more than $1.2 billion worldwide, but by the end of the weekend, it will pass up Iron Man 3 to become the third biggest comic book adaptation.

It's still early in the weekend, and Black Panther's estimate is likely to shift in either direction.

Disney and Marvel have, unsurprisingly, already confirmed a sequel for Black Panther. You can check out the numbers over at Box Office Mojo.

Black Panther did it. Box office lists don't account for inflation, though the six-year gap separating Marvel's top two box office hits makes that much less of a factor here.

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