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.
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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