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'Black Panther' becomes top grossing superhero film

'Black Panther' becomes top grossing superhero film”

The Ryan Coogler-directed blockbuster has become the highest grossing superhero film of all time in the US, the Hollywood Reporter writes. The film with a star-studded black cast has made $631 million to date at the domestic box office, surpassing 2012's The Avengers previous record of $623 million.

Black Panther is also now one of seven movies to ever earn more than $600 million domestically.

And it seems the film's quality has lived up to the hype - "Black Panther" is now tied with Disney's "The Incredibles" for highest-rated superhero movie on Rotten Tomatoes.

However, Black Panther has some way to go before it can match The Avengers globally, with the latter film making $1.52bn worldwide. The first Avengers flick held the title of highest-grossing superhero film for a little under six years but has finally been dethroned. The film needed only 26 days to make $1 billion.

Chadwick Boseman stars as Black Panther AKA T'Challa, the savior of Wakanda. To boot, Black Panther is only one of seven films to ever earn $600 million or more domestically (it now ranks No. 6 on the list).

In the U.S., this past weekend was the first since Black Panther was released that it was not the No. 1 film. "Black Panther" took in $27 million in weekend ticket sales, pushing its domestic gross to $605.4 million, and its global haul to about $1.2 billion. Especially since the film will still be in theaters once Avengers: Infinity War releases on April 27. Both films earned a whopping 97% fresh rating.



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