After six months at the box office, Black Panther is set to achieve a new milestone by crossing $700 million domestic this weekend.
Black Panther will become just the third film ever to cross $700 million at the domestic box office. It is currently the third highest-grossing movie ever at the domestic box office. The top two remain Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($939.6 million) and Avatar ($760.5 million).
Black Panther has been setting throughout its box office run, beginning with it’s $242.1 million President’s Day weekend opening, including $202 million earned Friday-Sunday. It also had the then second-best now third-best second weekend ever with $111.7 million (behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens and now Avengers: Infinity War).
Avengers: Infinity War was expected to get a boost from Black Panther’s success and then eventually surpass the previous Marvel Studios release at the box office, but Infinity War’s box office has begun to slow down to a pace that suggests Black Panther may outdo the Avengers sequel.
Black Panther received high praise from fans and critics, earning an A+ CinemaScore, a 97 percent Rotten Tomatoes score, and a positive review from ComicBook.com:
“Black Panther does not reinvent superhero movies. A few of its scenes and plots feel a bit disjointed as a lot of ground is covered in its 135-minute runtime, causing a few transitions to feel sudden or out of place. It serves as an incredibly important cultural message arriving at a crucial time, complete with stunning visuals, unforgettable and epic action-sequences, an inspirational arc for both the protagonist and antagonist, and it introduces a slew of new characters who may be a bit underused this time around but will have us crying out for a sequel.”
Black Panther has proven to be an international hit as well, earning $646.7 million from overseas markets. That makes Black Panther one of the few films to cross $1 billion at the box office, currently with a worldwide total of $1.346 billion.
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Black Panther is available is now available as a digital download and on Blu-ray and DVD.
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