Black Panther Becomes 4th Highest Gross-Income Movie

Black Panther Becomes 4th Highest Gross-Income Movie

Black Panther Becomes 4th Highest Gross-Income Movie

Marvel Studios' latest superhero blockbuster Black Panther has continued its stellar theatrical run by cracking the all-time top ten at the worldwide box office.

Black Panther sits a few million behind the number 9 slot, which is now held by Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

According to Variety, the movie also toppled Disney's Frozen to become the 10th highest grossing movie of all time globally.

The Disney superhero film, which stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan, saw its domestic earnings rise to a mammoth $652.5m (£463.5m), following Monday's ticket sales, making it the fourth-highest earner in United States history, beating 2015's Jurassic World's total of $652.3m (£463.3m). The last movie to achieve the same feat as Black Panther was James Cameron's Avatar, which led the box office for seven weeks in 2009 to 2010. Titanic now stands at $659.4, so you do the math.

Black Panther crossed yet another box office record threshold this week, and it's now days away from reaching another.

A new movie theater in Saudi Arabia will screen Black Panther on April 18, marking the first commercial movie shown in the country since it banned cinemas 35 years ago. It's the only film on the top 10 chart with higher domestic grosses than worldwide.

Both domestically and around the globe, Black Panther has been the Wakanda wonder since releasing on February 16.

Upcoming actor Michael B Jordan plays T'Chaka's exiled adversary, Erik Millmonger: while starlet Lupita Nyong'o also features as part of of the young king's personal guard.

Black Panther take places two years after King T'Chaka was assassinated in Captain America: Civil War (2016), leading to the nation of Wakanda spiraling down in political turmoil.

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