Black Panther surpasses Titanic to become third biggest film in US box office history

Its global takings position as the tenth biggest film of all time, not adjusted for inflation

Jacob Stolworthy
Sunday 08 April 2018 13:57 BST
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Black Panther has hit another box office milestone surpassing Titanic to become the third highest-grossing film of all time in the US.

As of Friday (6 April), Ryan Coogler's Disney-Marvel film had amassed totals of $659.3m (£468m) in just two months with sales overtaking James Cameron's 1997 haul of $659.5m (£468.2m), not adjusted for inflation.

The top two spots belong Star Wars film The Force Awakens - with $936.7m (£665m) - and Avatar, also directed by Cameron, which racked up $760.5m (£539.9m) according to Box Office Mojo.

Just last month, the groundbreaking film - which stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan and Danai Gurira - overtook Avengers Assemble's $624m (£443m) to become the biggest-selling superhero film of all time.

Black Panther's global takings of $1.29 billion (£915.7m) position it as the tenth biggest selling film of all time.

The positioning of the aforementioned films is set to be challenged by the release of Avengers: Infinity War which will offer a return to Black Panther's world of Wakanda as well as boast a scene featuring more than 40 superheroes.

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