Marvel’s Black Panther movie has been on a roll since its release in February, smashing box office expectations, as well as setting records all across the world. Now, the blockbuster film has garnered one more record: becoming the highest grossing superhero movie in U.S. history.
The film, directed by Ryan Coogler, officially surpassed The Avengers on March 24, which originally held the No. 1 spot when it came to U.S. superhero flicks. In addition to the incredible feat, Black Panther is also one of only seven films to rake in over $600 million or more domestically.
The groundbreaking spectacle is still on the rise and searching to break additional records globally. Billboard reports that Black Panther will rank third worldwide for comic book adaptations, just behind The Avengers and The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which earned $1.5 billion and $1.4 billion, respectively. To date, Black Panther has earned $1.2 billion worldwide.
At this point, it’s obvious that the moviegoers didn’t hesitate in the least to show up and show out for this spectacular trip to Wakanda. The people don’t lie and stats certainly don’t either. Diversity in film is still an ongoing fight, but movies like Black Panther prove there are more than enough stories to be told and magic out there to build from… and vibranium too!