Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Becomes Seventh Biggest Film In History, As It Heads To $1.1 Billion

With a $562 million domestic gross in just 24 days, Black Panther has passed The Dark Knight ($534m in 2008) to become the second highest-grossing comic book superhero movie of all time in North America, behind only The Avengers ($623m). That makes Chadwick Boseman America’s mightiest hero, and it’s just a matter of time before T’Challa’s solo adventure passes the MCU team-up epic in domestic grosses to become the biggest superhero movie ever. In terms of inflation, it still sits behind Batman ($251m in 1989/$577m adjusted), Spider-Man ($403m in 2002/$638m adjusted), The Dark Knight ($534m in 2008/$684m adjusted) and The Avengers ($623m in 2012/$706m adjusted).MLD-01496_R.JPG
The Ryan Coogler-directed superhero flick passed the lifetime domestic grosses of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($532 million) and The Dark Knight ($534m) to become the seventh-biggest North American grosser of all time, not accounting for inflation/3D bumps or PLF upcharges. It’s currently 58th when adjusted for inflation but should easily crack the top 40 by the end. If it holds onto screens and Tomb RaiderPacific Rim and Ready Player One don’t click, it may pass the unadjusted totals of not just Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($619m) and The Avengers ($623m) but also Jurassic World ($652m in 2015) and Titanic ($658m including reissues) for the bronze among domestic earners behind Avatar ($760m) and The Force Awakens ($937m).
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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