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It's Official: 'Black Panther' Is The Biggest Superhero Film Ever

Black Panther

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Paula Rogo
Mar, 25, 2018 5:05 PM UTC

Black Panther has done it again!

The Ryan Coogler-directed blockbuster has become the highest grossing superhero film of all time in the U.S., the Hollywood Reporter writes.

The Marvel release stole the title this weekend from The Avengers, which grossed a whopping $623.4 million in 2012.

Black Panther is also now one of seven movies to ever earn more than $600 million domestically. Outside America, the film has earned more than $1.2 billion so far, leaping past Iron Man 3 ($1.214 billion) to become the third-biggest comic book adaptation.

While most films see a drop in revenue after they’re released, Black Panther continues to draw in support from fans, who’ve seen the film multiple times. In the last two decades, only 1999’s The Sixth Sense and 2009’s Avatar have ruled the box office for more than four straight weeks.

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