'Black Panther' Crosses $700 Million Mark In U.S. Box Office
Black Panther continues to make waves in the domestic film market. The Ryan Cooler-directed Marvel movie is now the third film in history to make $700 million in the U.S. box office. The other two films to achieve this feat are Avatar and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Since its release this past February, Black Panther has grossed over $1 billion, making it one of the most successful films of all time. It's also the second-most-successful film of 2018, right behind Avengers: Infinity War, where members of the Wakanda universe make appearances.
In its first weekend, the Chadwick Boseman-led movie grossed over $242 million and also raked in nearly $120 million in its second week, a feat nearly unheard of.
"Black Panther totaled a stunning $605.4 million in its first 31 days," writes the New York Daily News. "It has passed Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($619.8 million) for sixth place and The Avengers ($623.4 million) for fifth place Jurassic World at $652.3 million for fourth place and Titanic at $659 million for third place."
The film has inspired sequel and spin-off film discussions. In May, director Ryan Coogler toyed with the idea of making a women-led spin-off of the movie.
“We have these actresses who could easily carry their own movie,” Coogler said at the Cannes Film Festival. “Some of them have before. We were so fortunate. I would watch a movie with them!”