‘Black Panther’ Poised To Become Number One Grossing Superhero Movie EVER, ‘Avengers’ Currently Holds That Spot

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“BLACK PANTHER” may have just hit $1 billion globally, but the year’s highest-grossing film has a larger target in its sights.  It appears it may become the biggest superhero movie ever.

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Ryan Coogler’s smash just achieved an in-house milestone, becoming the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to win four consecutive weekends,  en route to topping $562 million on North American shores. The film’s global total is $1.08 billion.

So where does that put “Black Panther” in the pantheon of superhero cinema?

Domestically, the Wakanda-set movie just passed 2008’s “The Dark Knight” ($534.9 million), before adjusting for inflation, and trails only 2012’s “The Avengers” ($623.4 million)  among comic-book movies, according to Box Office Mojo.

And so far, “Black Panther” is tracking higher; “Avengers” sat at $513.4 million in domestic take after its fourth weekend. Marvel’s latest movie also had a higher per-screen average ($10,435) than “Avengers” ($9,364) for its fourth weekend.

So “Black Panther” is well positioned to topple “Avengers” domestically in the weeks ahead.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Disney/Marvel Studios
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