One of the enduring stories throughout Black Panther's box office climb has also been the strength of its domestic showing, which splits about 50/50 with its global earnings, while most blockbusters earn more internationally than they do in North America.
Black Panther has also been hailed the highest-grossing superhero of all time in the U.S. With $631 million as of March 25, the film has already surpassed The Avengers' $623 million back in 2012. Titanic now stands at $659.4, so you do the math.
The critically acclaimed comic book adaptation by director Ryan Coogler shoved aside Frozen (2013) and Beauty and the Beast (2017) this weekend to enter the top ten highest-grossing movies of all time.
According to the News Agency of Nigria, the blockbuster will soon top "Titanic" for the third spot on the domestic chart at $659.4 million.
With Avengers: Infinity War opening in just a few short weeks, and Ant-Man and the Wasp to follow in the summer, it would seem that 2018 is going to be an incredible year for Disney, Marvel Studios, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Chadwick Boseman portrays the newly-appointed ruler of the technologically savvy Wakanda, King T'Challa.
The Hobbit alumni Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman feature, as do Get Out Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya and The Walking Dead star Danai Gurira. Black Panther should easily cross the $1.3 billion threshold by then.
When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.