"Black Panther" Becomes Highest-Grossing Superhero Film Ever

Posted March 27, 2018

Bringing in an estimated $624 million, Black Panther beat out the 2012 record established by The Avengers, who brought in $623 million.

T'Challa's reign has now extended to the box office. The first Avengers flick held the title of highest-grossing superhero film for a little under six years but has finally been dethroned.

The film also became the fifth highest-grossing movie ever in the USA (again, not adjusted for inflation). The film needed only 26 days to make $1 billion.

Black Panther reigned in the box office's number one spot for six weeks before being taken down by "Pacific Rim Uprising" starring John Boyega.

In addition to being a great film, Black Panther has been making movie history since it first debuted in mid-February, and now it's reached its biggest milestone of all. The Ryan Coogler-directed flick has officially just become the highest-earning superhero movie of all time domestically.

Yet "Black Panther" hit new heights in its sixth week of release.

Black Panther is also on pace to surpass Iron Man 3's $1.2 billion global haul by the end of the weekend to become the third-highest grossing comic book movie worldwide. Opposite him are the likes of Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis. Both films earned a whopping 97% fresh rating.

Both "Avengers" releases have performed mightily overseas, where they have drawn well more than half of their audience - which bodes very well for "Avengers: Infinity War", due out April 27 and in which Black Panther/T'Challa is again featured.