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Black Panther’s Latest Box Office Numbers Should Make DC Fans Black Out Biz Jones

The Ryan Coogler-helmed superhero movie is at $590.4M worldwide and $612.1M domestic for $1,202.5M global through Wednesday.

Black Panther enjoyed five straight weeks atop the box office charts that kicked off with a record-breaking opening weekend for the month of February.

Early projections for Black Panther's box office premiere had the movie at a solid $120 million, but the movie came out and destroyed those predictions by earning over $200 million, shocking the industry. When going down that road, "Black Panther" still has a little more work to do. The total, estimated at more than $624 million, also means Black Panther has motored past Star Wars: The Last Jedi into fifth place all-time on the domestic box office leaderboard. The film is expected to surpass Iron Man 3 by the end of the weekend to become the third highest-grossing superhero film of all time globally, to trail behind The Avengers ($1.5 billion) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion). By doing so, the 2018 Marvel film will become the sixth highest-grossing movie ever to release domestically.

The Disney/Marvel box-office sensation will likely finally lose its number one spot at the domestic box office to newcomer "Pacific Rim: Uprising". It is now the sixth highest grossing movie of all time.

Ryan Coogler's Black Panther has become the top-grossing superhero film of all time in North America, not accounting for inflation.

The global total for Black Panther is now more than $1.2 billion, and the film is on track to pass Iron Man 3 ($1.214 billion) by the end of the weekend. In fact, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has already said that they have a pretty good idea of where they want to take T'Challa's story next and he's hoping that Coogler will return to helm the Black Panther sequel so that it's the best that it can possibly be.

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