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Black Panther Passed The $1 Billion Mark

By Fabiola Antunes
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March 11, 2018
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Black Panther has been lauded for its diversity with a nearly all black cast - Photo: Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios 2018. Black Panther has been lauded for its diversity with a nearly all black cast – Photo: Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios 2018.

Marvel’s Black Panther continues its record-breaking streak, passing the $1 billion mark at the global box office in just 26 days, according to Rebecca Rubin, staff writer from Variety.

The Ryan Coogler tentpole 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 ranks of The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, and Captain America: Civil War.

Black Panther has grossed $521 million domestically, 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. A 44% drop for the tentpole’s fourth weekend would be on par with its third weekend decline of 41%.

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 in its first day.

Black Panther has been lauded for its diversity as a big-budget superhero tentpole with a nearly all black cast. Set in the fictional African nation of Wakanda, Chadwick Boseman stars alongside Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Michael B. Jordan.

© Variety

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