Nov 4, 2021

Black Panther’s Earnings Easily Beats Wonder Woman’s Collection, Very Close To A Massive Milestone

Black Panther’s phenomenal rise at the box office is continuing. The latest MCU movie has now become the ninth-highest earning film ever at the domestic box office.

Black Panther added $4.7 million to its total on Monday, thus, taking its domestic box office aggregate to $506.4 million. That took it past Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which had earned $504 million last year.

Black Panther is now trailing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for the number 8 spot. Rogue One had earned $532 million, and Black Panther needs another $26 million to go past it.

Black Panther has stayed at the number one position on the box office for three successive weekends since its release. This weekend it will be challenged by Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time.

Black Panther’s opening weekend was the fifth best ever, and it had the second highest second weekend ever. The film earned $65.7 million during the third weekend which is the third highest for the third weekend ever, trailing Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($90 million in the third weekend) and Avatar ($68 million back in 2009). It must also be noted here that both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avatar were released in December and had the New Year’s holiday weekend as the third weekend which favored them greatly. That’s an advantage not available to Black Panther.

Black Panther has also become the second highest grossing film from the MCU ever at the US box office. The movie overtook Avengers: Age of Ultron’s tally of $459 million and is now placed behind Marvel’s Avengers which had earned a huge $623.4 million domestically.

In case Black Panther kept going at this pace, then it might overtake The Avengers to become the biggest MCU hit in domestic markets and might even be able to overtake Jurassic World ($652 million) and Titanic ($659 million) to reach the third spot on the list of highest grossing films ever at the domestic box office.

The global total for Black Panther has reached $909.8 million, which is the 47th highest ever. Black Panther has already earned more than the total haul of Thor: Ragnarok ($854 million), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($864 million), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($874 million), Spider-Man: Homecoming ($880 million) and Spider-Man 3 ($891 million).

Black Panther is currently playing in theaters. Avengers: Infinity War will land on April 27, and other upcoming MCU films are Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6th, Captain Marvel on March 8th, 2019, Avengers 4 on May 3rd, 2019, Spider-Man: Homecoming’s sequel on July 5th, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020.