“Black Panther” has sunk “Titanic.”
The Marvel superhero has now surpassed $665 million at the domestic box office, putting it ahead of James Cameron’s 1997 flick and its $659.4 million gross income (without accounting for inflation).
That total makes the Ryan Coogler-directed movie the third highest-grossing picture of all time, behind just “The Force Awakens” ($760 million) and “Avatar” ($937 million).
The wild success of “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Angela Bassett, had Marvel Studios co-President Kevin Feige talking about a sequel before the movie even hit theaters.
“We always say we work on one movie at a time. If you have any good ideas, put it in the movie you’re making. If you don’t, you might not be able to make another one,” he told Variety in February.
“That said, Panther has been around for more than half a century in the comic books and there are many, many stories to tell.”
By the end of March, “Black Panther” had passed “The Avengers” to become the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time.