As is again appropriate thanks to an absurdly strong box office sprint, I wanted to play another round of “What milestones did Black Panther set this weekend?” So, without further ado, here are a dozen or so records or milestones that the Chadwick Boseman flick set or established over its third Fri-Sun frame…
Highest-grossing solo/non-sequel superhero movie:
With $501 million in North America and $897m worldwide, Black Panther has passed Fox’s Deadpool ($363m/$783m in 2016), Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman ($413m/$821m in 2017) and Sony’s Spider-Man ($403m/$821m in 2002) to become the biggest non-sequel and non-ensemble superhero flick of all time. Everything else in this genre is either a team flick or a solo sequel. And even that’s not a very long list.
Biggest superhero movie without a Batman or an Iron Man
Now that Walt Disney’s Black Panther has passed the likes of Wonder Woman and Spider-Man 3, it is officially the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time, in North America and worldwide, that doesn’t feature either Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark. And yeah, it will soon pass The Dark Knight in North America and both Chris Nolan Dark Knight sequels worldwide to become the biggest comic book flick worldwide that doesn’t feature Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark. Heck, if it gets past Iron Man 3 ($1.2b in 2013), then Chadwick Boseman can officially be anointed Earth’s Mightiest Hero.
Second-biggest Marvel Cinematic Universe grosser in North America:
This one pretty much speaks for itself. Black Panther has outearned (in North America) every previous MCU movie save for the first Avengers.
Since both Avatar and Star Wars: The Force Awakens benefited from New Year’s Day falling on their third respective Fridays (and the general boost afforded to Christmas season releases), Black Panther technically has the biggest third-weekend gross that wasn’t part of a holiday.
- Hair2 months ago
Easy Natural Short Hair Faux Afro Bun For The Beginner Naturalista
- Celebrities2 months ago
10 African Celebrity Breakups. Would You Have Handled Them Any Differently?
- Beauty2 months ago
APAM Mr And Mrs Albinism Beauty Pageant And Talent Show Set For September
- Food2 months ago
Can Bole Festival Become Africa’s Biggest Street Food Festival?
- Hair2 months ago
This Natural Hair Wash Day Routine Will Tame The Kinkiest Curls
- Sports2 months ago
Kalidou Koulibaly Talks About Dealing With Racism And His Journey To The Top
- Business and Development2 months ago
Year Of Return: Ghana And Jamaica Waive Entry Visa Requirements
- Arts & Culture3 months ago
South Africa’s Sho Madjozi Made History At The 2019 BET Awards