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

25 March, 2018, 01:42 | Author: Austin Daniel
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After another successful week at the box office, the Marvel epic is now the top earning superhero film ever in North America, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Marvel's Black Panther has become even more of a box office giant than any of the industry's wildest predictions and expectations.

While Black Panther was finally dethroned from the top spot at the box office this weekend by Pacific Rim 2, it hasn't stopped the Marvel movie from becoming the highest grossing superhero movie in North American box office history.

Black Panther reached $630 million (£445.6 million) in earnings on Saturday, flying past the $623.4 million (£440.9 million) earned by first outing of Tony Stark and pals to become the highest grossing superhero movie ever in the country.

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Only seven movies have ever made $600 million in the United States, and the Wakanda-set movie is now in sixth place. So far, it's tied for Rotten Tomatoes' highest-rated superhero movie ever and is the highest-grossing solo superhero movie at the US box office. It is now the sixth highest grossing movie of all time.

Black Panther has earned $618.64 million as of Friday, March 23, which is $1.25 million shy of the final tally for Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($619.89 million). While Titanic's total includes re-releases, it's worth noting that all the aforementioned totals are unadjusted for ticket price inflation, as is standard procedure for calculating box office records. In terms of the MCU (Marvel Comics Unverse), Black Panther is the third-biggest comic book adaptation behind The Avengers with $1.5 billion and Avengers: Age of Ultron with $1.4 billion.

Disney and Marvel have, unsurprisingly, already confirmed a sequel for Black Panther. In just over a month, he'll be back atop the box office once more, when Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters.

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