Black Panther Can't Stop, Won't Stop Breaking Records

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“From Wakanda With Love” by Ikiré Jones

Courtesy of Ikiré Jones “From Wakanda With Love” by Ikiré Jones

It will have surpassed previous record-holder, 2012's "The Avengers" ($623.2 million).

And "Black Panther" is in fourth place for all-time superhero domestic grosses - behind 2002's "Spider-Man" ($637.8 million), 2008's "The Dark Knight" ($683.5 million), and "The Avengers" ($705.7 million). When tickets went on sale recently, the film broke the ticket presales record previously set by Black Panther in just six hours.

We knew it was going to happen, and now it has: This weekend, Black Panther will cement its place as the top-earning superhero movie of all time at the USA box office.

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.

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Speaking of which, Marvel's next superhero tentpole Avengers: Infinity War will arrive in theaters on April 27. And as if that weren't enough, T'Challa's Wednesday gross of $3M overseas lifted the Walt Disney Studios 2018 worldwide box office past $1B. That will leave it in third place behind The Avengers' $1.5 billion and Avengers: Age of Ultron's $1.4 billion, but it could certainly still catch them.

The Disney/Marvel box-office sensation will likely finally lose its number one spot at the domestic box office to newcomer "Pacific Rim: Uprising".

Black Panther did it. Box office lists don't account for inflation, though the six-year gap separating Marvel's top two box office hits makes that much less of a factor here. Let's not forget that Avengers: Infinity War is just around the corner. Even putting aside the far-reaching cultural impact of its majority-black cast and thematically relevant storyline, its critical and commercial success overall represents a high point for the MCU.

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