Black Panther opened in mid-February to critical and quickly became one of the highest-rated superhero films of all-time. It also broke numerous pre-sale ticket records leading up to its release. But where Black Panther truly shined was at the worldwide box office. It passed Deadpool‘s February opening weekend record and also surpassed every weekday record for a Marvel Studios film, but it’s record-breaking run at the box office didn’t stop there. Black Panther passed the $500 million mark at the global box office less than a week after hitting theaters, and it’s already passed the vast majority of Marvel movies at the domestic box office. And now, it has crossed yet another major milestone – one that wasn’t considered possible just a few months ago.
Black Panther has crossed $1 billion in worldwide box office sales, making it the 33rd movie to ever do so, and the fifth within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War).
The film spent 24 years stuck in development, but it seems every one of those years was well worth the wait. The movie reached this impressive milestone in its fourth week.
Black Panther 2 is (obviously) a-go and Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, and Winston Duke will all reprise their roles in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War.