When it does so, it will become the third highest-grossing superhero film globally, trailing behind only Avengers ($1.5 billion) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion).
Only seven movies have ever made $600 million in the USA, and the Wakanda-set movie is now in sixth place. On Saturday (March 23), the Chadwick Boseman-starring Marvel film became the top-grossing superhero movie of all time in the US, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It is now the sixth highest grossing movie of all time. Kendrick Lamar's Black Panther soundtrack debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 its first week of release, and writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and artist Daniel Acuna are about to relaunch Marvel's Black Panther comic. THR projects the film will overtake Iron Man 3 (2013) and begin challenging last year's The Fate of the Furious ($1.236 billion) for 12th position by the end of the weekend.
The film has continued to reign supreme at the box office, but it just might hand over the crown to Pacific Rim Uprising, which opened on March 23. So far, it's tied for Rotten Tomatoes' highest-rated superhero movie ever and is the highest-grossing solo superhero movie at the USA box office.
Seeing as it's beaten Avengers Assemble domestically, it's very possible that Black Panther could surpass that film's $1.518 billion before the end of its cinematic run. In just over a month, he'll be back atop the box office once more, when Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters.