Black Panther becomes highest-grossing superhero movie in US

Since its opening weekend, Black Panther has topped every week since it opened on February 16, the first movie to do so in North America for five weekends in a row. It's a celebration of T'Challa's African heritage, something that has no doubt had an impact on people of colour across the world and helped de-marginalise millions of individuals.

In addition, "Black Panther" is now ranked as the 12th highest-grossing film of all time.

Black Panther has indeed become the highest grossing Marvel film of all time in the United States and considering the enormous vault of kickass films the studio has produced in the last decade, that is no small feat.

The Disney/Marvel movie reached $630.9 million at the domestic box office, passing 2012's "The Avengers" ($623.4 million, or about $705 million in today's dollars, according to Box Office Mojo). It stands at 1.23 billion dollars globally, while The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron earned 1.51 billion dollars and 1.40 billion dollars respectively.

African countries sign deal for free trade blocs
Analysts say that if the deal is signed by all member-states, the united African market may reach a combined GDP of $2.2 trillion. Governments now have the next six months, by September this year, to ratify the protocol.

One thing's for certain: With "Infinity War's" third act reportedly set on Black Panther's home turf, the one-two box-office punch of Marvel's first two 2018 releases is a win-win for the pop domination of Wakanda. The film stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.

In a previous article we speculated that Black Panther's road to $1 billion would be a result of the Chinese box office, but in reality that was really not the case.

Black Panther which last week broke a record of the most tweeted movie as not stopped to achieve much grounds to its name. Both films earned a whopping 97% fresh rating.

  • Michelle Webb