BLACK PANTHER Becomes Third Film Ever to Make $700 Million in the US
Black Panther, Ryan Coogler's groundbreaking superhero movie, has crossed the $700 million mark in North America, Disney and Marvel announced. This comes nearly six months after it first opened in theaters, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
There have only been two other films to cross the $700 million threshold: 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.7 million) and 2009's Avatar ($760.5 million), not adjusted for inflation.
Black Panther has grossed over $1.346 billion globally. The film has already broken numerous records. It's the top earner of the year to date in NORTH AMERICA and the top-grossing superhero movie of all time domestically, not adjusted for inflation.
Globally, Black Panther is one of four 2018 releases to gross $1 billion or more in worldwide ticket sales. Black Panther ranks second behind Infinity War ($2.044 billion). Fallen Kingdom ($1.240 billion) and Disney/Pixar's Incredibles 2 ($1.002 billion) follow.
The film stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther alongside Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis. The story, described as a tale of black power and pride in addition to its superhero themes, follows T'Challa as he is sworn in as king of Wakanda, a cloaked, technologically advanced nation in AFRICA that is home to the exotic metal vibranium, the source of Black Panther's powers.
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