‘Black Panther’ Passes The $1 Billion Mark At The Box Office

Black Panther is continuing to shatter records at the box office, passing the $1 billion mark this weekend, which is a feat as momentous as it sounds. The film has been in theaters for less than a month, and it is already the first superhero origin story to hit $1 billion at the box office, Buzzfeed reported.

The film may well become the highest-grossing superhero movie centered on one hero domestically, with only The Dark Knight standing in its way. (The Avengers is the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time, and it’s unlikely Black Panther¬†— or anything else — will surpass its sales anytime soon).

This isn’t the first record it has broken, either: Black Panther became the largest opening for a black director and the largest February opening its first weekend, earning an estimated $192 million in North America.

The superhero movie’s success means the world to many of its viewers across the country. Black Panther is the first Marvel film directed by an African-American and starring a largely black cast. If that isn’t enough reason to scramble to the theaters (which is should be), a shirtless Michael B. Jordan also made one girl quite literally snap her retainer because she clenched her teeth so hard.

With a 97 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a smattering of think pieces and op-eds highlighting the significance of a diverse, representative superhero movie, we can only assume Black Panther will continue to soar — and have a series of well-earned sequels. Petition to give Shuri a standalone film.




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