The third week of running in domestic theaters has pushed Black Panther into the top ten highest grossing movies of all-time at the box office.
With an earning of more than $500 million, the protector of Wakanda jumped past Finding Dory (2016) on the weekend and will be following suit with Beauty and the Beast (2017) soon enough. Take note that the movie will have to amass at least $623 million in lifetime gross in order to dethrone The Avengers (2012) from the fifth rung in the ladder.
When it comes to comic book adaptations alone, Black Panther has become the third highest grossing superhero movie of all-time in the domestic box office and looks ready to take the spot of The Dark Knight (2008) by the end of the week. In addition, Black Panther has become the second highest grossing installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date.
Turning towards the worldwide box office, the critically acclaimed offering from director Ryan Coogler has already earned more than $900 million. The movie has positioned itself for a chance at crossing the $1 billion threshold, a massive milestone that was being floated by analysts and critics in the past couple of weeks.
The setting of the movie takes place two years after King T’Chaka was assassinated in the events of Captain America: Civil War. The nation of Wakanda is now in political turmoil and on the brink of war.
The cast features Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, Winston Duke as M’Baku and Forest Whitaker as Zuri.
Black Panther is now running in theaters worldwide.