Six weeks after its release, following Friday’s night total, Black Panther has raked in over $624 million at the domestic box office since its February 16th arrival. The Avengers previously held the record with $623 million in 2012, the Hollywood Reporter writes.
By the end of the weekend, Black Panther will likely sit at Number Five on the all-time (not adjusted for inflation) domestic box office list, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avatar, Titanic and Jurassic World; this weekend, Black Panther will have jumped over The Avengers and Star Wars: The Last Jedi on the all-time list according to Box Office Mojo.
On the worldwide scale, Black Panther is also expected to pass Iron Man 3‘s $1.2 billion total this weekend to place third among superhero films behind The Avengers ($1.5 billion) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.4 billion) on the global all-time list.
Black Panther spent the first five weeks of its release atop the weekly box office, a feat no film has accomplished since Avatar, Forbes reports. However, the Marvel epic will likely finish in second place this week after the release of Pacific Rim: Uprising.
Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and the world of Wakanda will next be seen in Avengers: Infinity War, due out April 27th.