Published: Tue, April 10, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

'Black Panther' to overtake 'Titanic' in all-time domestic box office gross

'Black Panther' to overtake 'Titanic' in all-time domestic box office gross

Avatar finished with $760.5 million in the USA while Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens ended its run with an insane $936.6 million. And the Internet seems to agree. The victor of the weekend was the horror movie A Quiet Place, which opened with $50 million.

Nearly two months after debuting in theaters, "Black Panther" has officially sunk the $695 million box office record set by "Titanic", according to Friday's box office numbers.

On Saturday, The Ryan Coogler-directed film starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan and Danai Gurira finished with a domestic total of $665.3 million which easily passed "Titanic" which sits at $659.5 million.

Black Panther will hit Saudi Arabia on April 18.

Not the mention that folks are more likely to be drawn when a movie becomes a cultural phenomenon, like "Black Panther" or last year's horror sensation "It".

Adjusted for inflation, Titanic's $1.2 billion domestic total is the fifth highest in history; Black Panther is No. 34. Almost two months after its release, according to Entertainment Weekly, the Marvel/Disney film earned an astounding $652.5 million at the US box office and more than $1.2 billion worldwide.

However, "Black Panther" current successful run could be in jeopardy when T'Challa and his crew return in "Avengers: Infinity War" out later this month.

Disney and Marvel Studios' latest superhero movie has managed to do something no other Hollywood project has done in 35 years: break Saudi Arabia's 35-year cinema ban.

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