'Black Panther' Passes The $500-Million Mark At The Box Office

Andy McDonald
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'Black Panther' Sequel Officially Confirmed By Marvel Studios Head

'Black Panther' Sequel Officially Confirmed By Marvel Studios Head

'Black Panther' Sequel Officially Confirmed By Marvel Studios Head

This weekend, Marvel Studios’ blockbuster “Black Panther” made another $65 million. The film has now raked in over $500 million after just 17 days in theaters, making it the 10th highest-domestic-grossing movie in history.

The film is sure to eclipse the ninth spot on the list, 2017′s “Beauty and the Beast,” which made $504 million domestically. The superhero film could even pass “The Avengers,” which made $623 million domestically in 2012 and is the highest-grossing Marvel film of all time.

The film has already notched several box office feats. It brought in $242 million domestically in its four-day opening weekend — just behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Those numbers make “Black Panther” the fifth largest opening of all time, and the top February opening weekend.

With a black director — Ryan Coogler — at the helm and a nearly all-black cast, “Black Panther” is striking a chord with fans, especially African-American audiences. With a 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is a hit with critics as well.

The question now isn’t whether or not a sequel will happen, but rather, how many?

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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