All hail the king.
Black Panther has become the third-highest grossing Marvel movie domestically, and it’s not showing any signs of slowing down. The superhero solo film is just behind The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel’s two marquee ensemble films. If Black Panther keeps climbing like it is now, there’s a very good chance it could become the most profitable Marvel movie domestically.
Black Panther has thus far raked in $411,711,738 domestically after only 11 days in theaters, putting it a mere $47,294,130 behind Avengers: Age of Ultron’s final domestic haul. If Black Panther wants to reach the top spot, though, it has got a fairly steep climb ahead of it.
The top-grossing domestic Marvel movie is 2012’s The Avengers, which grossed a total of $623,357,910 over its time in theaters. Black Panther would need to bring in an additional whopping $211,646,172 to net the number one spot. A tough goal, especially given the typical post-release week box office drop-off, but potentially doable.
In theaters now, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, Winston Duke as M’Baku and Forest Whitaker as Zuri.