Black Panther has crossed another milestone. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie has become the third film ever to pass $700 million domestically. The only other two movies to do that are Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.7 million) and Avatar ($760.5 million). That is not adjusted for inflation, however.
The Marvel movie is also one of four movies to cross the $1 billion mark worldwide. It ranks second behind Avengers: Infinity War but ahead of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Incredibles 2. It should be obvious that three out of four of those movies are Disney movies.
Earlier this summer, Disney was able to propel Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle in Time past the $100 million mark domestically by pairing the film with Incredibles 2 at drive-in theaters across the country. It is the first time in history that a movie directed by an African-American woman has cleared $100 million, even though the film underperformed overall.
A sequel for Black Panther was low-key confirmed by Kevin Feige back in March, but Marvel is keeping their cards very close to the chest when it comes to details about movies post-Avengers 4.
Summary: T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
Black Panther, directed Ryan Coogler, stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, and Martin Freeman. It's out on home release now.