'Black Panther' Crosses $1.2 Billion Worldwide At Box Office

'Black Panther' Crosses $1.2 Billion Worldwide At Box Office

Featuring a predominantly black cast, the live-action story of King T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and the fictional African nation of Wakanda brought a new kind of hero not commonly seen in the comic book movie genre.

We've written about this before in regards to Black Panther, but it bears repeating: the old Hollywood lie that "black movies don't travel" should be well and truly dead after this box office record-breaker.

DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win" might as well be the theme music for Black Panther's box office journey.

At the global box office, the film has collected more than $1.2 billion against a pre-marketing budget of $200 million.

Marvel's Black Panther has become even more of a box office giant than any of the industry's wildest predictions and expectations.

Black Panther reached $630 million (£445.6 million) in earnings on Saturday, flying past the $623.4 million (£440.9 million) earned by first outing of Tony Stark and pals to become the highest grossing superhero movie ever in the country. Presale tickets for that film are already selling at a higher rate than any superhero film ever. By the end of the weekend, Black Panther will surpass Iron Man 3, which made $1.214 billion, to become the third highest grossing superhero movie ever worldwide, behind only The Avengers ($1.5 billion) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion). The question now is, can it top Jurassic World ($652.2 million) and Titanic ($659.3 million)?

The movie which was distributed in Cinema nationwide by Blue Pictures now sits as the number 1 biggest movie ever made by Marvel Studios.

It was obvious from the first weekend that Marvel was going to make Black Panther 2. But, until there's actual movement on the sequel, Coogler and co. and continue to revel in Black Panther's astounding critical and commercial success.

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