"Black Panther" Surpasses "Titanic" As Third-Highest-Grossing Movie

Posted April 09, 2018

These numbers are lifetime totals as the film had already had taken the third spot domestically by Friday if you consider initial release gross earnings.

Mr Gilbert K. Bouhairie, the Interfaith Coordinator for the Pan African Historical Theatre Project has stated that the Black Panther film, a Hollywood movie, has broken records in the film industry.

Making over $1 billion globally, Black Panther is now the 10th highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide and fourth overall within the US, surpassing the likes of Marvel's The Avengers and Jurassic World.

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The success of "Black Panther" is more impressive, considering it opened February 15.

It's rare that solo films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are such big box office hits, as opposed to the huge multi-hero franchises like the Avengers films. It was Cameron's own Avatar that finally bested the box office record in 2009, and then Star Wars: The Force Awakens stole the title in 2015.

The service has sold over 1 million tickets for the movie.

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Black Panther - starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya and Michael B. Jordan - sits just behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi on the worldwide list, which is in ninth place with $1.33 billion. The film has sailed past Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet starrer "Titanic".

Black Panther's success continues to challenge the myth that non-U.S. audiences have little interest in watching movies featuring predominantly black casts.

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