Projected weekend numbers put director Ryan Coogler’s Marvel movie ahead of The Avengers’ $623.4 million haul in 2012, adjusted for inflation. Additionally, Black Panther ranks sixth among only seven films to ever reach $600 million at the domestic box office.
Black Panther Movie Reaches $1 Billion
Black Panther is also on pace to surpass Iron Man 3‘s $1.2 billion global haul by the end of the weekend to become the third-highest grossing comic book movie worldwide. The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron are currently the top two, with $1.5 billion and $1.4 billion, respectively.