With a $4.7 million haul on Monday, the Marvel flick now totals $506.4 million in domestic income. That surpasses the live-action Beauty and the Beast and Finding Dory in one fell swoop (kicking the latter out of the Top 10), Black Panther now sits at number nine, behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by about $26 million, on the list. That’s an insane amount of money — especially considering that Black Panther has only allowed audiences into Wakanda for the past three weeks.
The rest of the list includes a few more Star Wars films, super-rivals The Avengers and The Dark Knight, as well as James Cameron juggernauts Titanic and Avatar. Also Jurassic World is there. But these are films that’ve seen their runs end. Black Panther has plenty of leg room, despite the onset of A Wrinkle in Time as competition, to extend its take and move up the list as far as it can.
Bringing in $909.8 million so far worldwide, T’Challa and crew have solidified themselves ahead of plenty of their superhero contemporaries, beating out the lifetime totals of the likes of Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Batman v Superman, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Spider-Man 3.
So yes, we’re getting a sequel to the Wakandan record-breaker. Sooner rather than later.