The success of Black Panther continues—following immense ticket sales since its release, Marvel’s epic superhero film just surpassed Titanic to become the third highest-grossing movie of all time at the North American box office.
In less than two months, Black Panther has managed to make more at the box office than 1997’s Titanic, which is more than a little impressive. As The Hollywood Reporter notes “Black Panther finished Friday with a domestic total of $659.3 million, just shy of the $659.5 million grossed by Titanic,” easily surpassing that mark on Saturday.
Chadwick Boseman’s unforgettable superhero performance still sits behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which made $936.7 million, and Avatar, which earned $760.5 million (via The Hollywood Reporter). Whether or not Black Panther will catch up to either of those record-breaking movies remains to be seen, but as no-one expected it to out-earn Titanic, it’s certainly not an impossible feat.
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