The momentum continues. The movie, Black Panther seems unstoppable as it is still shattering movie records. The Marvel political thriller has earned more than $1 billion at the global box office.
Written by Ryan Coogler, it is the 33rd movie to gross $1 billion. It’s the 16th Disney film to reach this milestone, and the fifth Marvel film to do so joining The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, and Captain America: Civil War.
Black Panther has grossed $521 million in the US, making it the ninth-highest release of all time. In its fourth weekend, “Black Panther” is heading for a $40 million-plus weekend, which would make it the No. 2 superhero release of all time over “The Dark Knight’s” $535 million.
It would also give Black Panther the third-highest fourth weekend of all time, taking the title from The Avengers with $36.7 million. Avatar and Star Wars: The Force Awakens currently hold the one and two spots, with $50.3 million and $42.4 million respectively.
Internationally, Black Panther is aiming for the $500 million mark this weekend, thanks to a strong debut in China, where it opened with $20 million.
Set in the fictional African nation of Wakanda, the film stars Chadwick Boseman as the lead character and lead of the most advanced nation on earth, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B Jordan and Daniel Kaluuya play key roles, with The Hobbit star Martin Freeman as CIA agent Everett Ross.