We know that Marvel Studios got almost everything right with its last release Black Panther, but who knew that the film would break the domestic record set by Avengers as the highest grossing Marvel film, but that’s exactly what’s happened.
Black Panther has indeed become the highest grossing Marvel film of all time in the United States and considering the enormous vault of kickass films the studio has produced in the last decade, that is no small feat.
Having collected 630.5 million dollars in the United States, its success has ironically led to the failure of others. For instance, Pacific Rim: Uprising, the sequel to 2013’s Pacific Rim and the reboot of Tomb Raider with Alicia Vikander in the titular role have underperformed significantly because the audience is still going to watch Black Panther.
With Avengers: Infinity War releasing next month, the success of Black Panther bodes well for the all-star superhero film, which also includes Black Panther and other members from the Wakanda world.
However, Black Panther still has to compete with the likes of Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron in terms of global box office. At the moment, Marvel’s The Avengers has a total box office collection (including international markets) of 1.52 billion dollars. Avengers: Age of Ultron has a total collection of 1.40 billion dollars while Iron Man is at 1.21 billion dollars. Black Panther is at 1.18 billion dollars.
In terms of overall box office collection, Black Panther has, however, surpassed several prolific films such as Zootopia (1.02 billion dollars), Alice in Wonderland (1.03 billion dollars), Star Wars: Episode I -The Phantom Menace (1.03 billion dollars), Finding Dory (1.03 billion dollars), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (1.05 billion dollars), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (1.05 billion dollars), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (1.04 billion), Toy Story 3 (1.07 billion dollars) and Captain America: Civil War (1.15 billion dollars).
Directed and co-written by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther alongside Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.