Black Panther has dethroned The Avengers at the box office

The Ryan Coogler-directed blockbuster has become the highest grossing superhero film of all time in the US, the Hollywood Reporter writes.

Meanwhile, "Black Panther" is also now one of only seven movies in history to surpass $600 million at the domestic box office, holding the #1 spot for an incredible five weeks running. "Black Panther" has grossed $521 million domestically, making it the ninth-highest release of all time. Black Panther has earned 630.9 million dollars till Sunday and thus overtook The Avengers' 623.4 million dollars mark.

As if Black Panther hasn't broken enough records already, it just officially broke yet another on Saturday (March 24). Box office analysts who spoke with TheWrap project the highly anticipated "Avengers: Infinity War" to gross at least $700 million domestic. The Chadwick Boseman and Michael B Jordan starrer wrested the crown for the highest earning film in domestic markets from 2012's The Avengers.

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Once news of Black Panther's new feat went viral, fans took to Twitter instantly celebrating another huge victory for the film. Outside America, the film has earned more than $1.2 billion so far, leaping past Iron Man 3 ($1.214 billion) to become the third-biggest comic book adaptation.

Meanwhile, "Black Panther", starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o and Michael B. Jordan, among others, has earned more than $1.2 billion worldwide since its February 16 release.

In the United States, this past weekend was the first since Black Panther was released that it was not the No. 1 film.

  • Stacy Houston