This weekend, Black Panther became the top-grossing superhero film of all time in North America.
The film reached the milestone on Saturday after beating out 2012’s The Avengers, which grossed $623.4 million. On top of being the highest grossing superhero film of all time, Black Panther is one of seven films to ever earn $600 million or more domestically.
The film has had many breakthroughs since it opened in theaters on February 16.
Black Panther finished Sunday with $1.237 billion in ticket sales globally, surpassing Iron Man 3 ($1.214 billion) to take the number 3 superhero title of all time at the worldwide box office behind Avengers ($1.518 billion) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.405 billion).
Spending $200 million to make the movie (before any marketing costs were incurred) was considered a bold move on the parts of Disney and Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige, but that huge expenditure has definitely paid off.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter