Ryan Coogler's Black Panther, which received rave reviews surpassed the collections of James Cameron's gigantic 1997 Titanic to bag the position of third top-grossers of all time at the US box office.
Black Panther, featuring an all-black cast, falls behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.7 million) and Avatar ($760.5 million), with a domestic total of $659.3 milion till Friday, according to hollywoodreporter.com.
Titanic had finished at $659.5 million when it released in late 1997. Globally, Black Panther has grossed $1.29 billion, ranking as the No 10 title of all time.
The Disney and Marvel superhero film stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther alongside Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.
The story, described as a tale of black power and black pride in addition to its superhero themes, follows T'Challa as he is sworn in as king of Wakanda, a cloaked, technologically advanced nation in Africa that is home to the exotic metal vibranium, the source of Black Panther's powers.
Meanwhile, its follow-up and biggest film by Marvel so far, Avengers: Infinity War will hit theatres this month on 27th. The superhero film is expected to shatter many box office records.
(With IANS inputs)
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