'Black Panther' Sinks 'Titanic' To Become Third-Biggest Domestic Movie In History


On Friday, "Black Panther" hit $659.2 million, just shy of "Titanic", which grossed $659.4 million back in 1997.

Last month, the film, set in the land of Wakanda, edged out The Avengers ($624 million) in establishing itself as highest-grossing superhero film ever.

Black Panther has already entered the top ten globally, now ranked at number 10 with $1.29 billion in total worldwide earnings.

The success of "Black Panther" is more impressive, considering it opened February 15.

"Titanic" brought in $659.5 million domestic total with "The Force Awakens" bringing in $936 million and Avatar bringing in $760 million.

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Marvel's Black Panther continues to make history a short two months following its release.

He said the Black Panther movie was personified in the villain of Kill-monger, which stayed true to its comic book character who was a King of a highly advanced technological African country with superpowers that the world knew nothing of.

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.

The Marvel flick directed by Ryan Coogler will be the first film shown in Saudi Arabia in over 35 years.

The "Black Panther" gala will mark the first public screening in the kindgom after movie theaters where banned in the early 1980's, after Saudi Arabia adopted ultraconservative religious standards in 1979.