Black Panther is a force to be reckoned with culturally and at the box office. The films dominance has shattered records as the Marvel blockbuster just passed Titanic as the third highest-grossing film of all time.
Titanic had a 12-year run as the highest-grossing film until it was usurped by the director’s other smash Avatar in 2009. According to The Hollywood Reporter it just fell to #4 on the list after Black Panther leapt past its $659.5 million domestic total.
Without adjusting for inflation, Black Panther now only sits behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936 million) and Avatar ($760 million) on the all-time domestic box office list, according to Box Office Mojo.
BP is also the highest-grossing superhero film ever, after surpassing The Avengers‘ $624 million take. Will the Number Three spot, be in jeopardy when Avengers: Infinity War – featuring Chadwick Boseman and his fellow Wakandans, opens in theaters later this month?
Boseman is scheduled to host SNL tonight. Fellow Black Panther actor, Sterling K. Brown hosted just last month.
(via Rolling Stone)