'Black Panther' becomes highest-grossing superhero film in the US

Black Panther which last week broke a record of the most tweeted movie as not stopped to achieve much grounds to its name. Since then, T'Challa and crew have broken down a slew of other barriers including Fandango's presale ticket record.

After five weeks at the top of the box office, Black Panther beat out The Avengers for the highest-grossing superhero film ever in the United States, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Black Panther" is now on pace to surpass "Titanic" as the third-largest domestic release by the end of its USA run. Now Black Panther is behind only four films - Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avatar, Titanic, and Jurassic World. The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron are now the top two, with $1.5 billion and $1.4 billion, respectively. That movie grossed $623.4 million (£441m) in 2012, while Black Panther has now brought in $630.9 million (£446.3m). The critically acclaimed offering from director Ryan Coogler has so far earned more than $1.2 billion in the worldwide market combined. The movie also recently overtook Star Wars: The Last Jedi's domestic total of $619 million.

The must-see movie has now passed movie franchise The Avengers to earn the top spot.

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It's also the fifth highest grossing film of all time in North America, and the twelfth globally having already grossed more than $1.2 billion.

Of course, Black Panther will be given a run for its money in April when Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters.

  • Carlos Nash