Black Panther crossed $630 million domestically on Saturday, breaking the $623.4 million record held by The Avengers. It is currently the sixth highest grossing film of all time. The film is now only the seventh movie to earn more than $600 million at the North American box office.
Currently, Black Panther has earned over $1.2 billion worldwide, expected to surpass Iron Man 3 at $1.214 billion by the end of the weekend, That would make it the third highest grossing comic-book film adaptation of all time at the global box office, behind The Avengers at $1.5 billion, and Avengers: Age of Ultron at $1.4 billion.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther saw T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) assuming the Wakandan throne as Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) emerged from the shadows to challenge him. The film has become a cultural phenomenon, boosted by a cast that stars Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Forest Whitaker, and Winston Duke.
After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.
Black Panther is currently in theatres around the world.