There’s no doubt that Black Panther has made history for numerous reasons. Since it first took the box office in February to today, it hasn’t stopped climbing the charts, breaking down barriers and most of all, opening up doors for Black excellence.
But of course, we’ve got the numbers behind the facts for you. Check out the impact the Marvel smash continues to have (with the stats to match) down below.
Over 1 Billion Made Worldwide
Within just 26 days, the film passed the big billion dollar mark.
$674.2 Million Dollars Made Domestically
The Marvel Comic Universe movie is the second fastest grosser of all time, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Top-Rated Superhero Movie of All Time on Rotten Tomatoes
The film, which holds a 98 percent, narrowly beat Disney’s The Incredibles, which has a score of 97 percent.
Biggest Opening for A Black Director
Director Ryan Coogler beat out the competition — the last record holder was F. Gary Gray’s The Fate of the Furious, which opened at $98 million in April 2017, while Black Panther’s opening weekend gross was $201.7 million.
Helped Incite Protests in Brazil
Brazilian Activists Coletivo Preto and Grupo Emù organized a rolezinho preto (translating to “black stroll”) to collectively occupy the whitest and most elitist spaces in Rio and see the film. Other rolezinhos took place across the nation to bring light to the lack of representation in Brazil’s entertainment industry.
3rd Place in Highest Grossing Films of All Time
Coming up on top of the sunken Titanic, the film claimed the No. 3 spot on the all-time domestic box office chart.
Most Tweeted About Movie Ever
The blockbuster has brought in 35 million tweets.
Ticket Presales Pass All Superhero Films
Set the February Opening Weekend Record
Black Panther earned $192 million at the domestic box office, topping Deadpool‘s previous record of $132.4 million.
Ended Saudi Arabia’s Ban on Cinema
After a cinema ban that has spanned over the past 35 years, the global phenomenon will soon take over Saudi Arabia. The last time the nation has screened a film was in the 1980s when E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and the Star Wars movie Return of the Jedi were popular.