‘Black Panther’ has broken ‘Titanic’s’ epic, 21-year box office record
‘Black Panther’ is now the third top-grossing title of all time at the North American box office
Since it’s release in January, Black Panther has been smashing box office records left, right and centre. It currently holds a Rotten Tomatoes score of 100% among top critics, with the glowing consensus: “Black Panther elevates superhero cinema to thrilling new heights while telling one of the MCU’s most absorbing stories – and introducing some of its most fully realized characters.”
And the film’s latest accomplishment is knocking Titanic of its position as the third top-grossing title of all time at the North American box office.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Disney and Marvel superhero movie’s total of $665 million has overtaken Titanic’s $659 million total, not adjusted for inflation.
Globally, Black Panther has now grossed $1.29 billion and currently ranks as the No. 10 top-grossing title of all time.
One Twitter user captured the pure essence of this movie news perfectly…
But, BP’s still got a way to go to beat out James Cameron’s other mega-film Avatar, which is still sitting pretty at No. 2 on the list ($760.5 million), while 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens retains the top spot ($936.7 million).
For you movie nerds, here’s the full list of the top grossing films at the US North American box office:
1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) - $936,662,225
2. Avatar (2009) - $760,507,625
3. Black Panther (2018) - $665,355,740
4. Titanic (1997) - $659,363,944
5. Jurassic World (2015) - $652,270,625
6. The Avengers (2012) - $623,357,910
7. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) - $620,168,021
8. The Dark Knight (2008) - $534,858,444
9. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) - $532,177,324
10. Beauty and the Beast (2017) - $504,014,165
And if you just can’t get enough of that Wakanda goodness, check out these Black Panther sketches on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live:
Black Jeopardy with Chadwick Boseman: “Shanice, Rashad and T’Challa compete on Black Jeopardy, hosted by Darnell Hayes”
Wakanda Forever: “Black Panther fans debate who is and who isn’t allowed to do the Wakanda salute”
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