‘Black Panther’ Breaks Records Globally

By Anahita Zurvan
Marvel’s “Black Panther” continues to break records, crossing the $1 billion mark at the global box office in only few weeks, and stands to break the record of Titanic as well.The Ryan Coogler tent-pole is the 33rd movie to amass $1 billion. It would be 16th Disney film to reach this milestone, and the fifth Marvel film to enjoy this block-buster success —  in the league of “The Avengers,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3,” and “Captain America: Civil War.”Enjoy the official trailor below:

So far, “Black Panther” has grossed $521 million at home market, claiming it the ninth-highest release of all time. In its fourth weekend, “Black Panther” would be shooting for a $40 million-plus weekend, making it the No. 2 superhero release of all time crossing over “The Dark Knight’s” $535 million.

It would also translate the fifth-highest fourth weekend of all time for the Black Panther, snatching the title from “The Avengers” with $36.7 million. “Avatar” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ,at the moment, hold the first and second spot, with $50.3 million and $42.4 million respectively. A 44% drop for the tentpole’s fourth weekend would be at par with its third weekend decline of 41%.

Internationally, “Black Panther” is targeting for the $500 million mark this month, thanks to a strong debut in China, where it opened to a huge figure of $20 million in its first day.

“Black Panther” has been acclaimed for its diversity as a big-budget superhero tentpole with a nearly all black cast. Set in the backdrop of fictional African nation of Wakanda, Chadwick Boseman stars alongside Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Michael B. Jordan.

Enjoy the video below of Black Panther actors: