'Black Panther' Joins the Billion Dollar Club at Global Box Office


Disney's mega hit "Black Panther" has passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office.

It's Disney's 16th movie to hit $1B worldwide, and the fifth Marvel film.

Only four other Marvel movies have grossed over a billion dollars - The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, and Captain America: Civil War.

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Out of all of the characters in the Black Panther universe, T'Challa's sister, Shuri, will end up making her mark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Bringing in $1b at the box office is not the only thing "BP" has done for Disney/Marvel.

In the month since its release, "Black Panther" has broken records at the box office and barriers in the film industry.

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Black Panther earned $9.9 million (-39%) on its fourth Friday of release. "Avatar" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" now hold the one and two spots, with $50.3 million and $42.4 million respectively.

"In terms of 'Black Panther, ' no studio can say again, 'Oh, black movies don't travel, overseas interest will be minimal'". A 44% drop for the tentpole's fourth weekend would be on par with its third weekend decline of 41%.

Following that debut, Black Panther is now eyeing an opening weekend somewhere around $70 million.

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He stated, "One of the favorite pastimes at Marvel Studios is sitting around on a Part One and talking and dreaming about what we would do in a Part Two. We have ideas and a pretty solid direction on where we want to head with the second one". "If you do that, audiences will notice it, and appreciate it, and support it". Set in the fictional African nation of Wakanda, Chadwick Boseman stars alongside Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira and Michael B. Jordan.