>> The world is changing.>> Not another victory for the Marvel film, Black Panther. It's now the highest grossing superhero movie ever in the US, racking up $631 million in sales. That tops the previous record set by the Avengers in 2012. Combined with its overseas haul of 606 million, Black Panther has earned nearly one and a quarter billion dollars globally and sales are still going strong.
While those numbers haven't been adjusted for inflation, the film seems certain to become the country's most successful superhero movie of all time. A feat all the more remarkable because of its nearly all black cast and strong female characters. Said in the fiction African nation of Wakanda, it stars Chadwick Boseman, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong'o, and Angela Bassett.
In its first few weeks, Black Panther crushed all competitors, earning $1 billion in only 26 days. It held the top spot for for five straight weekends. The last time that happened was when Avatar held the number one spot for seven straight weeks back in 2009 and 2010.