In case you were wondering, Black Panther is still absolutely destroying at the box office. The Marvel Studios film got more than a couple shoutouts at the Oscars ceremony on Sunday and for good reason: ABC no doubt hopes the Academy sparks to this worldwide phenomenon in the wake of record-low ratings for the Oscars telecast. While that’s a ways off and Black Panther is far from an awards season sure thing, the film is showing no signs of slowing down at the box office.
Yesterday saw Black Panther’s domestic box office total hit $506.4 million, passing the live-action Beauty and the Beast’s $504 million to take the #9 slot on the all-time domestic chart. It now seems entirely possible that the film could overtake the domestic grosses of Rogue One and The Dark Knight to potentially nab the #7 slot on the list, and could it possibly go as high as $623 million to become the highest-grossing Marvel movie of all time?
For reference, here’s the list of the Top 10 domestic box office grosses of all time:
1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $934.6 million
2. Avatar – $760.5 million
3. Titanic – $659.4 million
4. Jurassic World – $652.3 million
5. Marvel’s The Avengers – $623.4 million
6. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – $619.1 million
7. The Dark Knight – $534.9 million
8. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – $532.2 million
9. Black Panther – $506.4 million
10. Beauty and the Beast (2017) – $504 million
On the world’s stage, Black Panther also continues to soar. With a worldwide gross of $909.8 million, the film has now surpassed the worldwide grosses of Thor: Ragnarok ($854M), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($864M), Batman vs Superman ($874M), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($880M) and Spider-Man 3 ($891M). That puts it in the #46 position, but with a China opening set for this weekend and a lot of leg room to go, expect the film to crack $1 billion in short order.
What’s the limit on this thing? Place your bets in the comments below!