Published: Sun, March 11, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

'Black Panther' Joins the Billion Dollar Club at Global Box Office

'Black Panther' Joins the Billion Dollar Club at Global Box Office

Black Panther has joined the ranks of Avatar and others to cross the $1 billion mark at the global box office. Its $521 million in US sales puts it among the 10 highest-grossing releases domestically, and worldwide sales are expected to surpass $500 million this weekend, Disney said in an emailed statement. This strong showing is enough to give Black Panther one of Marvel's biggest opening days in the history of China's box office. While critics were anxious of the reaction, the film opened with $20 million on it's first day, putting it at the $500 million mark internationally.

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And there's this ... on top of crossing the $1B mark, it's pretty certain that "Black Panther" will be the first film since "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" to land the No. 1 spot for the fourth straight weekend.

Considering how well Black Panther has performed, it seems inevitable that Marvel will revisit the technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda for a sequel flick. A 44% drop for the tentpole's fourth weekend would be on par with its third weekend decline of 41%. Right now it's also the No. 9 movie of all time domestically and by the time this weekend is over, it'll be the No. 2 superhero movie ever, passing "The Dark Knight".

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Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Michael B. Jordan, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett, Daniel Kaluuya, Forest Whitaker, Winston Duke, Andy Serkis, and Martin Freeman.

Black Panther continues to break box office records in its 4th weekend.

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