Published: Thu, April 05, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Kristi Paul

Black panther becomes 4th highest gross-income movie

Deadline reports that Marvel's Black Panther has surpassed Jurassic World at the domestic box office while also outgrossing Frozen globally. It's now the fourth highest-grossing movie of all time in the U.S with an estimated $652.5 million domestic total so far after Monday's haul. Titanic now stands at $659.4, so you do the math. The film's global box office total now sits at $1.28 billion, putting it in the number 10 spot behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi and its $1.33 billion worldwide gross.

The blockbuster will soon top "Titanic" for the third spot on the North American Box Office at $659.4 million.

"Black Panther" tells the story of T'Chaka (played by Chadwick Boseman), the ruler of the African nation Wakanda.

This position is not adjusted for inflation, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Black Panther passed Frozen by earning $1.276 billion at the box office, and it still doesn't look like those numbers are ready to stop going up.

The Hobbit alumni Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman feature, as do Get Out Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya and The Walking Dead star Danai Gurira. It seems a bit unlikely unless Marvel Studios has plans to keep the movie running in theaters even after Avengers: Infinity War has released.

Both domestically and around the globe, Black Panther has been the Wakanda wonder since releasing on February 16.

The character himself was the brainchild of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and made his first comic book appearance 52 years ago in 1966 - the year the actual Black Panther Party formed in the United States.

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