'Black Panther' Becomes Top-Grossing Superhero Film of All Time in US

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Globally, the film has earned north of $1.2 billion to date.

Black Panther won its fifth consecutive weekend this past week over new releases A Wrinkle in Time and Tomb Raider, marking the first time any movie has won five straight weekends at the box office since Avatar in 2009.

Early projections for Black Panther's box office premiere had the movie at a solid $120 million, but the movie came out and destroyed those predictions by earning over $200 million, shocking the industry.

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The latest milestone for Black Panther (NYSE:DIS): becoming North America's top-grossing superhero film of all time. Additionally, The Last Jedi did $619,896,809, which means that Black Panther has now already passed the Star Wars movie with its sights set on the Avengers, which it will easily take down by Sunday.

Black Panther reached $630 million (£445.6 million) in earnings on Saturday, flying past the $623.4 million (£440.9 million) earned by first outing of Tony Stark and pals to become the highest grossing superhero movie ever in the country. Box Office Mojo has yet to update its lists. Also, Black Panther has become the second biggest comic book Adaptation behind The Avengers.

In our social media age, success is not just measured in dollars, but also in engagement, and Black Panther has dominated in both categories.

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And with a $1.2 billion worldwide gross, the movie is inching closer to the top 10 all-time (currently sitting in 14th place just behind "Iron Man 3" with $1.214 billion).

The Disney/Marvel box-office sensation will likely finally lose its number one spot at the domestic box office to newcomer "Pacific Rim: Uprising". Now, we'll have to see how the upcoming Infinity War does at the box office when it's released next month.

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