Magazine article Screen International

'Black Panther' Crosses $1Bn Worldwide

Magazine article Screen International

'Black Panther' Crosses $1Bn Worldwide

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Tentpole estimated to gross in range of $27m in second day in China.

‘Black Panther’

Marvel Studios’ behemoth surged past the milestone on Saturday (March 10) after 26 days in release to become Disney’s 16th release to accomplish the feat.

Black Panther becomes the fifth Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) title to cross $1bn alongside The Avengers, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Iron Man 3, and Captain America: Civil War.

Internationally, it stands at $479m and will soar past the $500m mark this weekend as Disney executives estimate China will generate a Saturday in the $27m range following the $22m Friday opening day.

The tentpole stands at $521m in North America, where it ranks as the ninth highest release and is on course to become the second highest superhero release of all time when it overtakes The Dark Knight on $535m. …

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