Black Panther has broken records all over the place and now Marvel Studios has another reason to be happy about the film, right when you thought they were out of reasons to be happy about it.
Domestically Black Panther has already brought in $292 million dollars, with another $213.6 million coming from overseas markets. That brings Black Panther‘s worldwide total to $505.6 million, which is an incredible milestone in itself, it’s not the only property to reach an incredible milestone today though. Not only has the film made over $500 million in only one week, it has also brought the entire Marvel franchise total to $14 billion.
$14 billion dollars is a huge milestone, an incredible return on investment considering Disney bought Marvel for $4 billion dollars in 2009, less than half of what the entire franchise has currently grossed. Remember, that the $14 billion dollars is from theatrical runs, it doesn’t include home video sales, digital purchases, merchandising, I can only imagine that the franchise worth has skyrocketed significantly past that $4 billion dollar price tag.
As a fan, I look forward to the future milestones that Black Panther will cross, Avengers: Infinity War will cross, and the entirety of the Marvel franchise will continue to cross. While this current chapter of the MCU will close with 2019’s untitled Avengers film, Feige has said that after the fourth Avengers film there are still twenty films that he has planned to follow.
What did you think of Black Panther? Which films would you like to see included in that 20-film roster? Let us know in the comments below!
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, 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 (Man-Ape). In addition, Atandwa Kani has been cast in an unspecified role.
Marvel’s Black Panther is currently in theaters.
Sources: Box Office Mojo
10 Marvel Villains Who Should Appear In The ‘Black Panther’ Sequel
Marvel’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.