Black Panther tops Titanic as US's third-biggest box office hit

Jenna Warner
April 10, 2018

Marvel's "Black Panther" is still clawing its way into the record books.

Ryan Coogler's much beloved superhero movie is now sitting on the bronze medal podium behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.7 million) and Avatar ($760.5 million).

In by MoviePass (and its majority owner Helios and Matheson Analytics), "Black Panther" was listed as the service's highest-selling movie with over 1 million tickets sold (in the period since August, when MoviePass drastically lowered its price).

Just two months after "Black Panther" release in theaters and the Marvel film continues to dominate the box office. The movie is now sitting right around $661 million before the rest of the weekend's take, but that was all that was necessary to bypass Titanic.

The Marvel blockbuster broke yet another record on Saturday, surpassing James Cameron's 1997 epic film "Titanic" as the third highest grossing film of all time in the US box office.

The news makes Disney and its regional distribution partner in the Middle East, Italia Film, the first to officially release a movie in the kingdom as it undergoes dramatic reforms. And of course, it will also boost the box-office collections of Black Panther a bit more!

Globally, Black Panther has grossed $1.29 billion, ranking in the top ten titles of all time.

Black Panther is in theaters now, while Avengers: Infinity War hits the big screen April 27. In 2015, 2016 and 2017, the top 10 movies raked in between 32% and 35% of total box office, comScore said.

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