“Black Panther” Cements Itself as the US’s Top Superhero Film

Chadwick Boseman in
Chadwick Boseman in "Black Panther." Photo by Marvel/Disney/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (9360960bx)

Not even Erik Killmonger can stop Black Panther.

The origin story of T’Challa has now (unsurprisingly) become the highest-grossing superhero film in North America.

The Marvel movie has already made over $1.2-billion worldwide (we hear it’s a huge hit in Wakanda…) and $630.9-million at the domestic box office since it was released 6 weeks ago.

The impressive figures have now placed Black Panther first in line, ahead of Marvel’s other superhero film, The Avengers (which earned $623.3-million in 2012), Christopher Nolan’s Batman sequel The Dark Knight, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and The Dark Knight Rises.

Last year’s superhero origin flick, Wonder Woman, just slips out of the top 5.

Black Panther is also climbing up the all-time domestic gross charts — currently perched in 5th place.

Being a fairly new release, Black Panther is expected to rake in even more in the coming weeks.

Although, a new challenger may be looming as Marvel’s next film, The Avenger: Infinity War (ironically starring Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther) opens on the 27th of April.

In our hearts, however, it’s still Wakanda forever.