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‘Black Panther’ crosses $1 Billion at global box office

SUCCESS: Black Panther

BLACK PANTHER continues to be a box office success, as its just passed the the $1 billion mark at the global box office in just 26 days.

The Ryan Coogler directed flick is the 33rd movie to gross $1 billion. It’s the 16th Disney film to reach this milestone, and the fifth Marvel film to do so — joining The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, and Captain America: Civil War.

Black Panther has grossed $521 million domestically, making it the ninth-highest release of all time. In its fourth weekend, it's is heading for a $37 million-plus weekend in the States, which would make it the No. 2 superhero release of all time over The Dark Knight’s $535 million.

It would also give Black Panther the third-highest fourth weekend of all time, taking the title from The Avengers with $36.7 million. Avatar and Star Wars: The Force Awakens”currently hold the one and two spots, with $50.3 million and $42.4 million respectively

On the international front, “Black Panther is aiming for the $500 million mark this weekend, largely due to a strong debut in China, where it opened with $20 million in its first day.

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