‘Black Panther’ Crosses $1 Billion In Global Ticket Sales
Black Panther just keeps on crushing it. After a stunning few weeks at the box office, the Marvel saga is officially the first superhero origin story to gross $1 billion worldwide, and could possibly usurp The Dark Knight as the highest-earning standalone superhero movie ever.
It also becomes the 16th Disney movie to hit the billion-dollar mark, and it did it in only four weekends. The only other Marvel movies to cross that mark are The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, and Captain America: Civil War. While The Avengers is still the highest-grossing superhero movie ever, Black Panther shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, it’s on the verge of having the third-highest fourth weekend of all time.
On Saturday, Disney revealed that it expects Black Panther to rake in more than $500 million internationally this weekend, “bolstered by an impressive debut in its final market, China,” Buzzfeed reported.