'Black Panther' becomes biggest domestic superhero film of all time


The Marvel superhero flick starring Chadwick Boseman as a super-powered African king has just surpassed "The Avengers" as the highest-grossing superhero movie domestically, when its North American box office take swelled to $630.9 million in its sixth weekend of release.

However, counting inflation, "The Avengers" still is the top superhero movie with a domestic gross of over $700 million.

After conquering the USA domestic box office, Marvel is reigning over the China box office with Black Panther. The Avengers movies have historically been Marvel's biggest box office performers, and this one is sure to benefit from a number of advantages.

For the last five weeks Black Panther has propelled at the box office.

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And "Black Panther" is in fourth place for all-time superhero domestic grosses - behind 2002's "Spider-Man" ($637.8 million), 2008's "The Dark Knight" ($683.5 million), and "The Avengers" ($705.7 million).

In January, Kendrick Lamar posted what is now the most-retweeted Black Panther tweet ever when he shared the track list to the film's soundtrack, which he curated and produced. Worldwide, Black Panther has surpassed more than $1.2 billion in ticket sales, good for 14th place. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war. In late January, the first projections came in for Black Panther, putting its opening weekend between $100 million and $120 million.

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. Even with all that being said, Black Panther went above and beyond, putting up the only debut over $200 million for a movie that didn't debut in the summer or over the December holiday season.

The film now holds an global collection of $593 million.