Black Panther Hits a Big Milestone
Disney's new Marvel film has crossed the $1B mark, the 5th to do so
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 11, 2018 2:21 AM CST
Chadwick Boseman in a scene from Marvel Studios' "Black Panther." “Black Panther” is king of the U.S. box office for the third straight weekend.   (Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)

(Newser) – Disney's megahit Black Panther has passed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, reports the AP. The studio said Saturday that the milestone is based on Disney's estimate of ticket sales. The announcement comes on the 26th day of release for the blockbuster, notes the Hollywood Reporter. The movie is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan.

Disney notes that Black Panther is the fifth film in its Marvel universe to reach the milestone. The others are The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, and Captain America: Civil War. The film has made $521 million domestically, becoming the No. 2 superhero release of all time, surpassing The Dark Knight.

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