Wakanda Winning: 'Black Panther Hits $1 Billion Worldwide Mark

Wakanda Winning: 'Black Panther Hits $1 Billion Worldwide Mark

Wakanda Winning: 'Black Panther Hits $1 Billion Worldwide Mark

It's been just 26 days since Black Panther was unleashed on American theaters, but on Saturday, the film officially shattered a massive box-office record.

Black Panther's domination of the global box office continues, and China is the next country in Marvel's sights.

T'Challa isn't just the king of Wakanda. It's also the 16th Walt Disney movie and 33rd film ever to take home that much cash worldwide. The only other Marvel movies to cross that mark are The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, and Captain America: Civil War.

With $521 million domestically, Black Panther is already the No. 9 release of all time and this weekend will become the #2 superhero release of all time, passing The Dark Knight ($535M).

"A Wrinkle In Time" earned $10.2 million on Friday, which marked its first day of release. A 44% drop for the tentpole's fourth weekend would be on par with its third weekend decline of 41%.

"In terms of 'Black Panther, ' no studio can say again, 'Oh, black movies don't travel, overseas interest will be minimal'".

Heading into the weekend, "Black Panther" had tallied $940.3 million in worldwide sales since opening in the USA on February 16. For the full weekend, the film is expected to come in second behind Black Panther.

"One of the favorite pastimes at Marvel Studios is sitting around on a Part One and talking and dreaming about what we would do in a Part Two", Feige said.

Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Michael B. Jordan, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett, Daniel Kaluuya, Forest Whitaker, Winston Duke, Andy Serkis, and Martin Freeman.

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