The numbers continue to amaze even the greatest of naysayers, but; DISNEY STUDIOS/ MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE film BLACK PANTHER has surpassed earnings of $1 billion dollars at the worldwide box office!!!
BLACK PANTHER is only now the 33rd film on record to eclipse $1 billion, but, is the 16th film from DISNEY, and; the fifth from MARVEL to join this very exclusive club.
DIGITAL TRENDS reports in terms of domestic numbers, Black Panther has earned more than $521 million and is expected to earn $40 million this weekend, which would put it ahead of The Dark Knight, which grossed $535 million stateside.
Most of Marvel’s movies do good at the box office, but Black Panther is unique because it helps highlight the fact that Hollywood can make big-budget superhero/action movies with a mostly black cast and make a profit. In the same way that Wonder Woman helped dispel Hollywood’s fear of casting women as leading roles in superhero movies, Black Panther may lead to Hollywood taking more chances with the properties it chooses to adapt.
In addition to resonating well with moviegoers, Black Panther has proven to be a hit with critics. Some of those reviews, including our own, have praised Black Panther for being more than a good superhero movie. It is that, but Marvel has plenty of those under its belt. Black Panther raises the bar on what the MCU should be, and it will be interesting to see if Avengers: Infinity War and other upcoming Marvel movies live up to that.