Marvel’s Black Panther, has grossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
The film is the 33rd film to hit the $1 billion mark and is the 16th Disney film to do so. Black Panther joins the ranks of other Marvel films such as The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3 and Captain America: Civil War, all of which have grossed more than $1 billion.
Black Panther hit the $1 billion mark in just 26 days and the film just recently made its debut in China. The film has grossed $521 million domestically in North America, which puts it at number 9 of all time.
Black Panther is directed b Ryan Coogler, whose previous work includes Creed and Fruitvale Station.
Black Panther is the highest-grossing film made by an African-American.
The film stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther along with Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.
Black Panther follows T’Challa who returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to become king, but when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.
If you’d like to know more details about why the success of Black Panther matters so much, I’d suggest reading this article on Brookings, which talks about the movement in the African American community around the film.