Black Panther just became the top-grossing superhero film of all time in the U.S. after surpassing the $623.4 million The Avengers made in 2012. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Studios and Disney reached the milestone on Saturday (March 24).
The Ryan Coogler-directed film is also one of seven films to ever earn $600 million or more domestically and has been smashing records since its February 16 release.
Black Panther has grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide and by the end of Sunday (March 26), it will reportedly surpass Iron Man 3 to become the third-biggest comic book adaptation behind The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The nearly all-black cast features Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.
The movie was anchored by the Black Panther: The Album soundtrack, which was curated by Kendrick Lamar and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. The project features Future, Jay Rock, K. Dot, James Blake, SZA, ScHoolboy Q and more.
“All The Stars” featuring SZA and “King’s Dead” featuring Lamar, Future, Jay Rock and James Black both received visual treatments.
Black Panther 2 is reportedly in the works and Marvel Studios say it already has a “solid direction.”