'Black Panther' surpasses 'Titanic' at the box office

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The domestic box office enjoyed another marvelous run this weekend to help push Black Panther further top in the earnings ladder.

As such, the film is set to eclipse Cameron's 1997 film today (Saturday, April 7) and become the third highest-grossing film ever at the domestic box office.

The groundbreaking smash hit pulled in $661 million in the US alone, putting it behind The Force Awakens ($936.6 million) and Avatar ($760.5 million).

If the numbers are adjusted for inflation, Black Panther sits at No. 34 on the all-time box office list with its current totals.

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Marvel is releasing Avengers: Infinity War (Part One). There could be more achievements to be earned until then. The film is directed by Ryan Coogler, .after first appearing in Captain America Civil war Black Panther, T'Challa returns home as King of Wakanda but finds his sovereignty challenged by a new adversary, in a conflict with global consequences. There is a threat of war on the horizon, and a coup lying in wait for the throne.

The film has made almost $1.3 billion globally since it emerged in mid-February.

The film - unprecedented in being a big-budget studio tentpole featuring a virtually all-black cast - stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther alongside Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.

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