“Black Panther” holds on to the number-one spot at the box office for the fourth week in a row, taking in another $41 million domestically. That was good enough to outpace the weekend’s top new release, “A Wrinkle in Time,” which bowed with $33 million. “Panther” now has a domestic total of $562 million, and it’s still achieving milestones. Not least among those is the fact that over the weekend it also crossed the billion-dollar mark in global ticket sales.
“Black Panther” is now the 33rd film to cross $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales, and with $1.078 billion (and counting) the film is already the 21st biggest moneymaker in the world. It’s the sixth biggest superhero movie of all time, though it’s already within $100 million of catching “The Dark Knight Rises” ($1.084 billion) and “Captain America: Civil War” ($1.153 billion).
Domestically the film ranks seventh for all-time — though adjusting for inflation it’s down in 58th place. “Gone with the Wind” remains the biggest hit ever with the equivalent of $1.8 billion when you account for the value of 1939 dollars. But in more of an apples-to-apples comparison with the other Marvel Cinematic Universe films released in the last 10 years, “Black Panther” is second only to “The Avengers” (2012), which grossed $623 million in North America, and the King of Wakanda will probably surpass that soon too.
How high do you think “Black Panther” will climb on the lists of the highest grossing films of all time? And will it even surpass the highly anticipated “Avengers: Infinity War” when it opens in April?