UPDATE, 3/3 at 5:56 pm: Black Panther is officially in the top four highest-grossing films at the U.S. domestic box office. It has taken fourth place from Jurassic World, earning $652.55 million, as opposed to the 2015 dinosaur film’s $652.27 million.
ORIGINAL: Black Panther has continued to flourish at the domestic box office, earning millions, setting records in earnings and presales, and leading the pack in the face of big-budget offerings like Tomb Raider, Pacific Rim 2: Uprising, and A Wrinkle in Time. It has also steamrollered through the United States’ total domestic box office grosses. It has also earned more than other Marvel films before it, such as Captain America: Civil War. Though early estimates left people wondering if Black Panther would top the original Avengers film, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s previously top-earning commodity, the Ryan Coogler-directed film handily out-grossed Joss Whedon’s superhero ensemble movie. It also celebrated another huge milestone: out-earning DC’s iconic superhero staple, The Dark Knight.
Now, the creators behind Black Panther have another massive success to celebrate: they have almost surpassed the gross of the fourth-highest-earning movie at the U.S. domestic box office, Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World, which has earned a mind-boggling domestic gross of $652.27 million.
Black Panther has been steadily moving up the top ten domestic U.S. box office-grossing films. If it were to reach number one at the U.S. domestic box office, it would also have to outearn Titanic ($659.3 million), Avatar ($760.5 million), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.6 million) in that order.
Fresh off the success of their latest offering, the MCU will be bringing beloved characters from Wakanda to the big screen yet again later this month on April 27th in Avengers: Infinity War, Part One. Check out the trailer below to see more of fan-favorite characters like T’challa, Shuri, and Okoye.