Black Panther passes Frozen to join the 10 highest-grossing films of all time

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Apr 3, 2018

Black Panther has hit another box office milestone that places it in some elite company. The Marvel Studios film starring the titular African superhero has already set several box office records.

A little more than a week ago it dethroned studio-mate The Avengers to become the highest-grossing superhero film in American history, and about a month ago it became one of the top 10 highest-grossing films in North American history. Now, the Wakandan dynamo has joined another list of mega-blockbusters.

As of Tuesday, Black Panther passed the Disney animated hit Frozen to become one of the 10 highest-grossing films ever worldwide. That puts the film on a list that already includes colossal hits like AvatarStar Wars: The Force AwakensHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and Jurassic World. The film's international box office total now sits at $1.28 billion, putting it in the number 10 spot behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi and its $1.33 billion worldwide gross.

One of the enduring stories throughout Black Panther's box office climb has also been the strength of its domestic showing, which splits about 50/50 with its international earnings, while most blockbusters earn more internationally than they do in North America. That domestic power already earned the film a spot in the box office Top 5, and now it seems Panther has climbed that list yet again, passing Jurassic World with domestic earnings of $652.5 million to take the number four spot among North American box office champions, according to The Wrap

So, that's two more box office milestones for Black Panther at the start of the seventh week since its domestic premiere. Yes, they're unadjusted for inflation and yes, the film will have to contend with the success of Avengers: Infinity War as it makes its own box office climb later this year, but Black Panther's run has been absolutely stunning, and it has a long box office track record to prove it.