Black Panther becomes Marvel's highest grossing film

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film has outdone The Avengers for highest grossing superhero film of all time in North America and is now one of only seven films ever to gross more that $600 million.

T'Challa's reign has now extended to the box office. The movie also recently overtook Star Wars: The Last Jedi's domestic total of $619 million. It's now the third biggest superhero in the world after "The Avengers", "Age of Ultron" and "Iron Man 3".

Since it's premiere in February, Black Panther has had a record breaking weekend hauls and passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office in just 26 days.

The highest grossing film in domestic history is "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" with $936.6 million, followed by "Avatar" with $760.5 million. Black Panther's takings now stand at $1.24bn. Not only has this fact been proven by figures, Black Panther has awoken a powerful movement amongst people of color. The film earned praise for its progressive values, mostly black cast, sympathetic portrayal of African cultures, and performances. Black Panther only cost $200 million (£141.5m) to make.

Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan in a scene from "Black Panther", 2018.Chadwick Boseman and Letitia Wright in a scene from "Black Panther".

The movie is expected to remain in theatres until Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27.

Ryan Coogler's film is also the best-reviewed film of the 18-movie series, with a 97% rating on review aggregator, Rotten Tomatoes.

  • Marlene Weaver