Although the weekend is not over just yet, it appears that Marvel’s Black Panther has become the highest-grossing superhero flick all time in the U.S., reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Final numbers won’t be in until Sunday (March 25), but the Ryan Coogler-directed film has already passed the $600 million mark domestically and the $1.2 billion mark globally. By the end Sunday, those numbers will be inflated.
Nevertheless, Black Panther is only one seven films to ever earn $600 million or more domestically (it currently ranks No. 6 on the list). In terms the MCU (Marvel Comics Unverse), Black Panther is the third-biggest comic book adaptation behind The Avengers with $1.5 billion and Avengers: Age Ultron with $1.4 billion.
If Black Panther continues in its successful pace, it will no doubt bypass those two aforementioned Avengers films by the end the month.
Speaking which, Marvel's next superhero tentpole Avengers: Infinity War will arrive in theaters on April 27. The flick features every single superhero in the MCU, including Iron Man, Black Panther, Thor and Captain America, just to name a few.
Black Panther, which cost $200 million to make before marketing, has become an unprecedented achievement for Marvel in terms big-budget films. It also has shattered the long-perceived notion that a movie with an all-black cast can't be marketable worldwide.
Overall, Wakanda Land is lit.