Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

'Black Panther,' 10th highest grossing movie of all time

Explosive Chadwick Boseman portrays the newly-appointed ruler of the technologically savvy Wakanda King T'Challa who takes on Michael's Eric Killmonger Black Panther passes Frozen to join the 10 highest-grossing films of all time
| 05 April, 2018, 01:50

Disney said Tuesday that "Black Panther" has topped the studio's "Frozen" for the 10th spot on the worldwide box office list with $1.28 billion.

The character himself was the brainchild of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and made his first comic book appearance 52 years ago in 1966 - the year the actual Black Panther Party formed in the United States. At the rate ticket sales are going, it's also possible for Black Panther to top Titanic's domestic total of $659.4 million and now sitting at No. 3 on the U.S. charts.

In North American box office, "Star War: The Force Awakens" takes the number 1 spot and is followed by "Avatar" with $760 million, "Titanic" and the budding "Black Panther".

Deadline reports that the Ryan Coogler superhero film has eased past Jurassic World ($652.3m) to claim the fourth spot, with a box office tally of $652.5M domestically.


Concise News learnt that China has been the major market for the African fiction starred by Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther. It has grossed $1.279.2M to date.

Upcoming actor Michael B Jordan plays T'Chaka's exiled adversary, Erik Millmonger: while starlet Lupita Nyong'o also features as part of of the young king's personal guard. The last movie to achieve the same feat as Black Panther was James Cameron's Avatar, which led the box office for seven weeks in 2009 to 2010.

Fans are now gearing up for the release of the newest Marvel film Avengers: Infinity War, which hits cinemas on April 23.

Both domestically and around the globe, Black Panther has been the Wakanda wonder since releasing on February 16.

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