The latest Marvel solo movie just keeps racking up those box office records.
Worldwide, "Black Panther" has earned over $1.2 billion, and by the end of Sunday, it will have surpassed "Iron Man 3" - which grossed $1.214 billion - to become the third-biggest comic book adaptation of all time, following closely behind "The Avengers", which earned $1.5 billion, and "Avengers: Age of Ultron", which earned $1.4 billion.
Black Panther has earned $618,644,236 thus far while the Avengers earned $623,357,910 during its initial theatrical run.
Black Panther enjoyed five straight weeks atop the box office charts that kicked off with a record-breaking opening weekend for the month of February. After this weekend, Black Panther will sit in fifth place on the list, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.6 million), Avatar ($760.5 million), Titanic ($659.4 million), and Jurassic World ($652.3 million). By doing so, the 2018 Marvel film will become the sixth highest-grossing movie ever to release domestically.
Ryan Coogler's Black Panther has officially become the highest-grossing superhero movie ever in the United States, not accounting for inflation. According to Twitter Movies, Black Panther is now the most tweeted-about movie of all time, having amassed over 35 million tweets. It is now the sixth highest grossing movie of all time. The Avengers movies have historically been Marvel's biggest box office performers, and this one is sure to benefit from a number of advantages.
It was obvious from the first weekend that Marvel was going to make Black Panther 2. And considering how successful the movie has been so far, Marvel would be remiss if they didn't try everything to bring Coogler back for a second film.