Black Panther Breaks Another Box Office Record

Marvel and Disney's Black Panther continues its reign as a box office superhero. It's now the fourth highest grossing domestic film of all-time.

The critically acclaimed comic book adaptation by director Ryan Coogler shoved aside Frozen (2013) and Beauty and the Beast (2017) this weekend to enter the top ten highest-grossing movies of all time. It now sits just $54 million shy of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which earned $1.333 billion following its December opening.

Black Panther sits a few million behind the number 9 slot, which is now held by Star Wars: The Last Jedi. At the top of the heap is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, dropped in December 2015 and outperformed all of American movie history to the tune of $936.6 million.

Boseman is reprising his role as Black Panther/T'Challa in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.

Further, it has earned more globally than any other superhero film than the two crossover features The Avengers and Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

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Top actors like Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis, featured in the record breaking box office movie.

He will also feature in next month's crossover release Avengers: Infinity War, as well as its now untitled sequel, which will be out next year.

Black Panther has reached another milestone over the course of its weeks-long run in theaters.

Boseman's Black Panther first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2016's Captain America: Civil War, but the new film is his first stand-alone release in the current franchise.

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