Officially, it’s looking like Black Panther is America’s favorite superhero movie! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the smash hit is now the top-grossing superhero film of all time in North America, earning the highest numbers at the box office when not adjusted for inflation. It takes the coveted top spot away from The Avengers, chalking up another big win for Disney and Marvel.
As of Saturday, Black Panther has surpassed the $623.4 million mark set by the prior record-holder. It’s all the more impressive when it’s considered that only seven films have ever earned more than $600 million domestically. Worldwide, the numbers are even more insane, as the film has earned over a billion dollars across the globe.
Critically, the movie has been just as much of a success as it has been doing at the box office. It currently boasts a 97% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with many fans agreeing that it’s one of the best superhero movies ever. Black Panther is certainly fantastic, so the success it’s seeing is very much well-deserved.
Synopsis: Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.
Chadwick Boseman stars as the titular superhero, and his performance has made him a Hollywood star for life. Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’O, Martin Freeman, and Daniel Kaluuya round out the stellar cast. If you’re one of the few to have not seen it yet, Black Panther is still playing in theaters everywhere. Check out the official trailer below!
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