‘Black Panther’ Hits $700 Million At Worldwide Box Office

Black Panther Disney Bob Iger Marvel MCU Black Panther continues on it’s massively successful path, clearing the $700M mark worldwide during the weekend.

Since the film’s release earlier this month, Black Panther quickly became one of Marvel Studios’ biggest success stories. It was the highest grossing film of Presidents’ Day weekend with a massive $202M haul. It broke yet another record when it grossed yet another $40M on Monday domestically. In addition, Black Panther has already become the month’s all-time highest grossing film in the States and a worldwide record for February may not be to far behind.

According to Box Office Mojo, Black Panther currently has the second highest grossing opening weekend of the Marvel Cinematic Universe behind only 2012’s The Avengers. The film is currently the fifth highest grossing in the MCU domestically and the tenth worldwide. But given how quickly the film is raking in the cash, that is not likely to stay the case for long.

The movie features a cast that includes Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, John Kani as T’Chaka, Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Kilmonger, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue and Winston Duke as M’Baku. Here’s the official synopsis:

“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

Black Panther is currently in theaters worldwide.

Source: Box Office Mojo

10 Marvel Villains Who Should Appear In The ‘Black Panther’ Sequel

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Marvel Black Panther Chadwick BosemanMarvel’s Black Panther is still taking the box office by storm, but that isn’t stopping people from talking about what they want from the sequel. King T’Challa and the rest of Wakanda’s most interesting characters are set to appear in Avengers: Infinity War, but that movie will focus on Thanos and the Infinity Gems instead of seeing how Black Panther’s world has evolved. Not only does the Black Panther sequel have to follow up on multiple plot points hanging around on this movie, but it also needs to introduce new villains for T’Challa and his advisers to take on.

In order for him to continue growing and become more comfortable in his leadership position, T’Challa needs to be challenged in unique ways. Part of what made Killmonger such a unique villain is that he had a personal motivation that directly challenged T’Challa’s world view, and that idea can easily be replicated and expanded upon for the sequel. Black Panther has a very specific perspective on the world, and all of these villains will come in and force him to look at things in a different way as well as challenge him physically.

Hit Next to discover which Marvel villains should appear in the Black Panther sequel.

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