Box-Office Milestone: ‘Black Panther’ Crosses $700M in U.S. Almost Six Months After Release

Ryan Coogler's groundbreaking superhero movie is only the third film in history to clear $700 million domestically, not adjusted for inflation.

Ryan Coogler’s groundbreaking superhero movie is only the third film in history to clear $700 million domestically, not adjusted for inflation.

Black Panther is the gift that keeps on giving.

Nearly six months after it first opened in theaters, Ryan Coogler’s groundbreaking superhero movie is crossing the $700 million mark in North America, Disney and Marvel announced Saturday.

Only two other films have ever crossed the $700 million threshold: Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.7 million) and Avatar($760.5 million), not adjusted for inflation.

In recent weeks, Disney and Marvel slightly tweaked the film’s theater count in order to achieve the feat without an official rerelease. Black Panther‘s longevity in theaters is unusual in an age when most films are gone within three to four months.

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