'Black Panther' Is Officially the Highest-Grossing Superhero Film Ever in the U.S.

The film accomplished the milestone on Saturday, eclipsing Marvel’s 'The Avengers.'

Black Panther just keeps on breaking records. After another successful week at the box office, the Marvel epic is now the top earning superhero film ever in North America, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It accomplished the milestone on Saturday, eclipsing Marvel’s The Avengers, which, in 2012, made $623.4 million at the domestic box office. The Ryan Coogler-directed saga has also become one of seven movies ever to gross $600 million or more domestically.

Its numbers at the global box office are even bigger. On Thursday, Deadline reported that Black Panther became only the 14th movie ever to cross $1.2 billion internationally. By the end of the weekend, Black Panther will surpass Iron Man 3, which made $1.214 billion, to become the third highest grossing superhero movie ever worldwide, behind only The Avengers ($1.5 billion) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion).

While Black Panther's haul is impressive, its five week run at number one at the box office is set to come to an end, with Pacific Rim Uprising expected to finish first this weekend with $25 million, Variety reports.

But don't expect T'Challa to relinquish his throne for long. In just over a month, he'll be back atop the box office once more, when Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters. 


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