Black Panther’ Passes ‘Titanic,’ Now 3rd On All-Time Box Office List

Another week, another record for Marvel’s Black Panther. The box office smash continues its dominance after officially passing Titanic to move into third place on the list of the highest grossing U.S. films of all time.

Titanic, which opened in 1997, fell to number four on the all-time list after Black Pantherpassed the $659.5 million domestic total, according to reports. The James Cameron-directed Titanic spent 12 years as the highest-grossing domestic film until it was replaced by another one of the director’s films, the 2009 blockbuster hit Avatar.

Without adjusting for inflation, Black Panther is now reportedly only behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936 million) and Avatar ($760 million) on the all-time domestic box office list.

Before this weekend, Black Panther had already become the highest-grossing superhero film ever after surpassing The Avengers‘ $624 million take. The soon to be released Avengers: Infinity Wars could potentially surpass it and make its run for a top five spot.

The marketing for Infinity Wars strategically features much of the Black Panther cast. It also indirectly emphasizes that much of the movie will take place in Wakanda. The star of Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, is also scheduled to host Saturday Night Live in promotion of the new film.

Source: rollingstone.com

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