In under three weeks, Marvel’s action sci-fi hit, Black Panther, has reached the 10th place on the highest domestic grossing of all time chart by taking in $501.1 million at the box office. With a worldwide total of $897.7 million, it is also the 47th highest grosser worldwide and the 5th MCU film to cross the $900 million mark after Avengers, Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3 and Captain America: Civil War.
Those who called for a boycott of Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther are probably chewing on sour lemons at the moment. Not only was their plan foiled, but the film, which premiered February 16 and currently holds a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, has gone on to receive universal acclaim. It’s also become one of Marvel’s most lucrative films to date and continues to break records at the box office. Furthermore, it will only open in China, its biggest potential international market, next weekend.
|1||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||$936,662,225||2015|
|5||Marvel’s The Avengers||$623,357,910||2012|
|6||Star Wars: The Last Jedi||$619,117,636||2017|
|7||The Dark Knight||$534,858,444||2008|
|8||Rogue One: A Star Wars Story||$532,177,324||2016|
|9||Beauty and the Beast (2017)||$504,014,165||2017|
Black Panther is now in theatres and stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as N’Jadaka/Erik “Killmonger” Stevens, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue.