Black Panther has reached the $1 billion milestone ,a feat only four other Marvel Studios titles have achieved so far. The film has joined the $1 billion club at the global box office — all in just 26 days in theaters.
The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, and Captain America: Civil War are the other Marvel films who boast of this achievement. Black Panther is now the 33rd film, the 16th Walt Disney film, and the fifth Marvel Studios film to gross $1 billion.
By Saturday morning, the film grossed $521 million domestically and is expected to surpass The Dark Knight ($535 million) as the second highest-grossing superhero film of all time in the U.S. by the end of the weekend.
Internationally, Black Panther will cross $500 million this weekend, after it hit Chinese theaters on March 9 with an estimated opening of $22 million.