'Black Panther' now highest-grossing superhero film in North America

This undated image provided by Georgia Tourism shows the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Scenes from the movie “Black Panther” depicting the fictional Museum of Great Britain were filmed at the High. A number of other scenes from the movie were shot

'Black Panther' Tops $1.2B WW & Pushes Disney Past $1B At International Box Office

Black Panther added another $17 million to its US box office tally this weekend, bringing its total to $631 million. The first superhero blockbuster with an all-black cast, the film first broke records when it opened to a massive $202 million in its three-day opening weekend. By April, then, Black Panther will probably pass Spider-Man: Homecoming's Chinese box office gross of $116.2 million. It has become the highest-grossing superhero movie of all-time domestically, taking in over $630 million stateside. This makes the movie the highest earning superhero film of all time surpassing "The Avengers" and "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" which set the top standards in 2012. Michael B. Jordan also stars as the villain Killmonger, with Lupita Nyong'o, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, and Andy Serkis also appearing. The enthusiasm around the film has inspired everything from schools teaching a broader range of black history subjects, Black Panther-themed watch parties, and voter-registration drives.

Since its opening weekend, Black Panther has topped every week since it opened on February 16, the first movie to do so in North America for five weekends in a row.

Black Panther is also on pace to surpass Iron Man 3's $1.2 billion global haul by the end of the weekend to become the third-highest grossing comic book movie worldwide. For now, it appears Titanic and Jurassic World are within Black Panther's reach, but it will unlikely surpass Avatar and The Force Awakens for the top two spots. Both films earned a whopping 97% fresh rating.

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