‘Black Panther’ Passes $700 Million in U.S. Box Office

The superhero movie is the third film to cross $700 million, joining ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and ‘Avatar’.

Disney and Marvel Studios announced that “Black Panther” successfully crossed the $700 million at domestic box office nearly six months after its release. The superhero film, which was adapted from Marvel comics, brought in $700.004 million in the United States and Canada and total $1.346 billion at the worldwide box office, making it the highest-grossing solo superhero film.

With that being said, “Black Panther” is the third film in history to cross $700 million domestically after J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens“, which grossed $936.7 million in the United States and Canada, and James Cameron’s “Avatar“, which earned $760.5 million.

Disney and Marvel pushed “Black Panther” into more theaters over the last few weeks to achieve the feat, so its screening in theaters was longer than other films’, which usually only last around three to four months. “Black Panther” landed on the ninth place of the highest-grossing film of all time, while fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe film “Avengers: Infinity War” is on the fourth place.

The studios has yet to announce the sequel of “Black Panther”, but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige stated that they absolutely would make it happen as they already discussed the project. “Nothing specific to reveal, other than to say we absolutely will do that. One of the favorite pastimes at Marvel Studios is sitting around on a Part One and talking and dreaming about what we would do in a Part Two,” Feige told Entertainment Weekly. “There have been plenty of those conversations as we were putting together the first ‘Black Panther’. We have ideas and a pretty solid direction on where we want to head with the second one.”

During an interview with Variety, Feige also implied that he wanted Ryan Coogler back on board to direct the sequel, “I hope so. Absolutely.”

The marvel executive then explained that there were many stories from “Black Panther” comic books to adapt. “We always say we work on one movie at a time. If you have any good ideas, put it in the movie you’re making. If you don’t, you might not be able to make another one,” he told the magazine. “That said, Panther has been around for more than half a century in the comic books and there are many, many stories to tell.”

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