Most recently, Black Panther became the top-grossing superhero film of all time in North America. Then it will be time to torpedo the current all-time USA box office champion, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which plateaued at $936 million.
Black Panther destroyed rival universe DC as well, earning hundreds of millions more than films like Suicide Squad ($325 million), Justice League ($229 million), and Batman v Superman ($330 million). By the end of Sunday, it will leap past Iron Man 3 ($1.214 billion) to become the third-biggest comic book adaptation behind The Avengers ($1.5 billion) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion).
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Marvel's "Black Panther" slipped to second place with an estimated $16.65 million weekend. The critically acclaimed offering from director Ryan Coogler has so far earned more than $1.2 billion in the worldwide market combined.
Yet "Black Panther" hit new heights in its sixth week of release.
The movie is expected to remain in theatres until Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27. The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron are now the top two, with $1.5 billion and $1.4 billion, respectively.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Black Panther" broke the previous record set by "The Avengers", which earned $623 million domestically. Both films earned a whopping 97% fresh rating.