Sunday, 22 April, 2018

Black panther becomes 4th highest gross-income movie

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Julia Gonzales | 05 April, 2018, 01:47

Black Panther has reached another milestone over the course of its weeks-long run in theaters.

While Marvel Studios was certainly expecting to make a fair amount of money from their latest solo movie Black Panther, I don't think anyone expected it to become as huge and groundbreaking as it is today.

As of Monday, Black Panther's earnings in the US has reached $652.5 million, which is enough to surpass Jurassic World, which held the fourth spot with a domestic total of $652.3 million, Mashable reported.

Worldwide, the Ryan Coogler-directed movie is pushing past $1.273 billion after the three-day Easter weekend, according to Forbes. It has grossed $1.279.2M to date.

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Once the superhero flick surpasses the 11-time Oscar-winning James Cameron classic, it will need another $100 million to meet the next movie in line, Avatar, which earned a whopping $760.6 million domestically. That puts the film on a list that already includes colossal hits like Avatar, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and Jurassic World.

Top actors like Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis, featured in the record breaking box office movie.

All time box office totals do not adjust for inflation.

The superhero film with the nearly all-black cast was a hit from the get-go: it held on to the number one spot at the United States box office for five consecutive weeks after its release on February 16.

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