‘Black Panther’ is still breaking records.
The hugely-successful film is now just the third ever to earn over $700 million at the North American box office. It joins ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens and ‘Avatar.’
The blockbuster debuted on Feb. 16 and is now in its 25th weekend of release, showing at 25 outlets. It grossed $16,000 on Friday to take the gross to $699,985,026 on its 169th day. Disneylaunched the DVD and VOD sales in May.
“Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Ryan Coogler, stunned the industry when it debuted with $242.1 million over President’s Day weekend, including a Friday-Sunday gross of $202 million, followed by one of the biggest second weekends in history with $111.7 million, now ranking as third behind only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and Avengers: Infinity War.”
“Black Panther” totaled a stunning $605.4 million in its first 31 days. It has passed Star Wars: The Last Jedi” ($619.8 million) for sixth place and “The Avengers” ($623.4 million) for fifth place “Jurassic World” at $652.3 million for fourth place and “Titanic” at $659 million for third place. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” tops the list at $936 million followed by “Avatar” at $760 million.
With an additional $646.7 million internationally, “Black Panther” has a global total of $1.35 billion, ranking as the second biggest film of the year behind only “Avengers: Infinity War.”
“Black Panther” is the key factor in this year’s healthy box office. According to comScore, year-to-date domestic box office is leading last year by 7.6% at $7.4 billion.