"Black Panther" Becomes Highest-Grossing Superhero Film Ever

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It's pretty remarkable what Black Panther has done in such a short amount of time. The movie also recently overtook Star Wars: The Last Jedi's domestic total of $619 million.

Black Panther takes place two years after the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016) that resulted in the assassination of King T'Chaka.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, projected weekend numbers put director Ryan Coogler's Marvel movie ahead of The Avengers' $623.4 million haul in 2012, adjusted for inflation.

Black Panther crossed $1.2 billion mark worldwide, becoming the 14th film to ever do so. That's more than Iron Man 3's $1.21 billion. Especially since the film will still be in theaters once Avengers: Infinity War releases on April 27.

Despite the fact that the movie will not be in the top spot forever; It has left a lasting impact. The monsters vs. robots science-fiction sequel "Pacific Rim: Uprising" has dethroned "Black Panther" with an estimated $28 million in weekend ticket sales. The film's box office success has been due mostly to its domestic performance. "Black Panther" is now on pace to surpass "Titanic" as the third-largest domestic release by the end of its US run. Both films earned a whopping 97% fresh rating. Not adjusted for inflation, Black Panther is now the fifth highest-grossing movie in USA history, only behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.6 million), Avatar ($760.5 million), Titanic ($659.3 million), and Jurassic World ($652.2 million).