Black Panther: Ninth Top Grossing Film of All Time

Disney-Marvel’s Black Panther has surpassed “Beauty and the Beast” to occupy the ninth-highest grosser of all time in only 18 days of release.

Black Panther earned $4.7 million on Monday to lift its domestic total to $506.4 million. The superhero tentpole trails Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” by $26 million for the eighth slot on the list.

“Black Panther” will face competition this weekend from Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” which has been tracking to launch in the $30 million to $38 million range. Three other titles — STX’s “Gringo,” Entertainment Studios’ “Hurricane Heist” and Aviron’s “The Strangers: Prey at Night” — are tracking to open with less than $10 million each.

The third domestic weekend for “Black Panther” was the third best of all time at $66.3 million, trailing only “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Avatar.”

It  has now surpassed the worldwide figures of:
“Thor: Ragnarok” ($854 million)
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” ($864 million)
“Batman vs Superman” ($874 million)
“Spider-Man”: Homecoming ($880 million)
“Spider-Man 3” ($891 million).

“Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Ryan Coogler, has stunned the industry since it opened on Feb. 16, first with $242 million on Presidents Day weekend in North America and then with $111.7 million in its second frame.