The Marvel release is the box office champ for four weeks running.
“Black Panther” can’t stop, won’t stop making money at the box office. Ryan Coogler’s take on the beloved Marvel character grossed $1.08 billion at the global box office in just four weeks, according to estimates published Sunday (March 11) by Box Office Mojo .
It is Disney’s 16th movie to make $1 billion or more, Deadline reported. Four other Marvel Cinematic Universe releases have hit that mark: “The Avengers,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3” and “Captain America: Civil War.”
But no other Marvel movie has sat atop the box office for four weeks in a row since premiering, according to Box Office Mojo.
Domestically, “Black Panther” has grossed $562 million, making it the No. 7 movie of all time in North America when not adjusted for inflation and surpassing “The Dark Knight” to become the second-highest-grossing superhero movie in the United States.
While the Wakandan warrior king dominated in the United States, many were eager to see how the movie would fare in some of the biggest global markets. Well, “Black Panther” sat atop of the box office in China and grossed an estimated $22.7 million during its Friday premiere. By Sunday, it had grossed an estimated $66.5 million. And, in the process, “Black Panther” bucked any old industry notion that films starring black people are inherent commercial risks in the Asian nation.
Coogler posted a statement after his movie’s massive weekend debut, writing last month that “never in a million years did we imagine that you all would come out this strong.”
He added: “It still humbles me to think that people care enough to spend their money and time watching our film.”
Here are some other feats accomplished by “Black Panther”: