'Black Panther' Is Now The Highest-Earning Superhero Movie Of All Time

Calvin Saunders
March 27, 2018

This image released by Disney shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from Marvel Studios' Black Panther. Since then, T'Challa and crew have broken down a slew of other barriers including Fandango's presale ticket record. This makes the movie the highest earning superhero film of all time surpassing "The Avengers" and "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" which set the top standards in 2012.

Black Panther has ascended to the box-office throne. The enthusiasm around the film has inspired everything from schools teaching a broader range of black history subjects, Black Panther-themed watch parties, and voter-registration drives.

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However, Black Panther has some way to go before it can match The Avengers globally, with the latter film making $1.52bn worldwide. The film now sits at number three in the MCU based on global box office earnings, with The Avengers at number one ($1.51 billion) and Avengers: Age of Ultron at number two ($1.4 billion). The Avengers sequel will surely incite audiences to see Black Panther again, or bring in those who still, somehow, haven't yet seeing the movie. Also, Black Panther has now become one of only seven films to ever earn $600 million or more domestically. Both films earned a whopping 97% fresh rating. Then it will be time to torpedo the current all-time USA box office champion, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which plateaued at $936 million.

Of course, Black Panther will be given a run for its money in April when Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters.

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