Marvel’s Black Panther continues to break records just over three weeks since it first debuted.
The Ryan Coogler-directed blockbuster crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office in just 26 days, according to Variety. This makes the film the 33rd movie —and Disney’s 16th— to ever reach this milestone.
With its debut in China this weekend, the movie is expected to reach the $500 million mark in the international box office. The movie cleared over $20 million on its first day in China, Deadline reports.
Domestically, Black Panther has grossed $521 million, making it the ninth-highest release of all time. This also makes it the No. 2 superhero release of all time behind “The Dark Knight’s” $535 million.
Disney is also reportedly set to put its weight behind the Marvel hit for the 2019 awards season. A Disney executive confirmed that plans were in place to campaign for the film.
Congrats to the Black Panther team!