Even before the film premiered, Marvel’s Black Panther was breaking records.
Now, after 11 weeks in theaters, the film’s run at the box office continues. Making over $1 billion globally, Black Panther is now the 10th highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide and fourth overall within the U.S., surpassing the likes of Marvel’s The Avengers and Jurassic World.
Black Panther is already Marvel’s best domestically, and has been ranked as the No. 2 best superhero film of all time, passing Dark Knight.
What’s inspiring these numbers? Viewings of the film haven’t just been for entertainment, but the movie’s strong Pan-African and black empowerment vibes have made it into a masterpiece for the culture. Most viewers have seen the film more than once. Some, even, as much as four and five viewings since the premiere.
Black Panther will also lift Saudi Arabia’s 35-year-long cinema ban on April 18th. Wakanda Forever.