Published: Mon, April 09, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Black Panther swims past Titanic at the domestic box office

Black Panther swims past Titanic at the domestic box office

On Saturday, The Ryan Coogler-directed film starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan and Danai Gurira finished with a domestic total of $665.3 million which easily passed "Titanic" which sits at $659.5 million.

"The movie has also revealed, explored and wrestled with the complicated relationship that exists between Africans and Africans of the diaspora due to the effects of slavery and colonisation", he added.

Globally, Black Panther has grossed $1.29 billion, ranking in the top ten titles of all time.

The black panther movie, premiered in January 2018, talks about what it means to be black person in both America and Africa and also focus on issues affecting modern-day black life.

James Cameron's Titanic held the top spot on the list for decades since its release in 1997, and was only replaced in recent years, first by Cameron's other movie Avatar, which was then bumped to second place by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Black Panther's success continues to challenge the myth that non-U.S. audiences have little interest in watching movies featuring predominantly black casts.

There's no stopping "Black Panther", which remains as true at the box office as it does in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

"Black Panther" has generated almost $1.3 billion in revenue since its February release, but the Ryan Coogler-directed film will make history April 18 by raking in cash in Riyadh.

The movie took only 26 days for it to crack $1 billion at the global box office.

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