In just its fourth box office weekend, Black Panther has become the first superhero origin story to hit $1 billion at the box office
It also isn’t very far off from uncrowning The Dark Knight as the highest-grossing superhero movie centered on just one hero domestically. (The Avengers still has a very tight grasp on the highest-grossing superhero movie ever.)
And while Black Panther has easily shattered the domestic record for highest-grossing film from a black director, it would still need nearly $200 million more to beat the international gross for F. Gary Gray’s The Fate of the Furious.
That being said, Black Panther is still a monumental success and surely has Disney executives cheering, “Wakanda forever!”