Marvel’s Black Panther is now King not only of Wakanda but the box office as well. As of this Saturday, not accounting for inflation, Black Panther is the highest-grossing superhero movie ever in North America. March 24th marked the $630 million earnings for the Superhero movie. T’Challa and Co. raced past previous record holder, Marvel’s The Avengers which held a lofty $623.4 million.
Black Panther has taken its place as the seventh film to earn more than $600 million in North America alone. It even made it to the sixth highest grossing movie of all time.
Black Panther One of The Most Profitable Superhero Films Ever
In total, Marvel’s latest movie has earned over $1.2 billion to date. By the beginning of next week, it is expected to bypass Iron Man 3 which brought in $1.214 billion. This success would make Black Panther the third highest grossing adaption of a comic book ever. If predictions are correct, Black Panther will be behind only The Avengers and its sequel Age of Ultron, earning $1.5 billion and 1.4 billion respectively.
That’s not all, Black Panther began with a $200 million production budget. The budget and success factors combined, make this one of Marvel’s most profitable films of all times.
The good news for fans is they only have to wait until next month to see T’Challa on screen again in Avengers: Infinity War. Marvel’s newest movie will unite Earth’s heroes with the Guardians of the Galaxy to thwart Thanos and the Black order on their invasion plan. The new Avengers film, also expected to climb the box office, not unlike Black Panther, will see other supporting cast members from Black Panther. Danai Gurira (Okoye) will return to the screen as her character struggles with Wakanda’s new status on a global scale.
Gurira talks about her character and how traditionalist she is because of Wakanda. She mentions how protected the country has been through their traditions and rituals that were passed down for generations. Gurira says that Okoye holds it on her shoulders as head of the intel and military of the nation. It’s her job to keep her nation safe which was dependant on the secrecy of Wakanda.
Fans can still catch Black Panther in theaters. New, upcoming releases this year include Avengers: Infinity War on April 27th as well as Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6th.