Written by Nathasha De Alwis
12 Mar, 2018 | 5:01 pm
Marvel’s superhero film Black Panther has taken more than a billion US dollars (£794m) at cinemas worldwide.
It is the fifth movie based on Disney’s Marvel Universe to hit the milestone.
According to www.boxofficepro.com, Marvel Studio’s ‘Black Panther’ dominated the North American Box Office for the fourth weekend in a row.
“Black Panther,” which is the first black superhero movie, brought in $41.1 million from Friday (March 9) to Sunday (March 11) bringing its total domestic box office haul to $562 million since the movie hit theaters on February 16.
That’s enough to surpass the box office total of The Dark Knight, $534 million, to become the seventh-highest grossing movie ever at the domestic box office and the highest grossing solo superhero movie of all time.
The film stars Chadwick Boseman as the crime-fighting ruler of Wakanda, a fictional African nation with the most advanced technology on earth.
Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B Jordan and Daniel Kaluuya play key roles, with The Hobbit star Martin Freeman as CIA agent Everett Ross.
Based on Disney’s estimate of ticket sales, the film passed the $1bn mark on the 26th day of its release.
Film information site IMDB says 32 movies have scored a box office billion, including 2012 James Bond offering Skyfall, the 2017 Beauty and the Beast reboot starring Emma Watson, and modern children’s classic Frozen.
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