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“Black Panther” just became Marvel’s fifth $1 billion movie

Kira Bindrim
By Kira Bindrim

Managing editor

Marvel’s critically acclaimed Black Panther continues to roar and pounce. The movie crossed the $1 billion mark on March 10, Variety reported.

Black Panther has so far grossed $520 million domestically, making it the ninth-highest release ever. Internationally, it could hit the $500 million mark this weekend, after a strong opening in China.

The movie is the 33rd ever to gross more than $1 billion. Fifteen other Disney films have that honor, as well as four other Marvel movies: The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, and Captain America: Civil War.

It took Black Panther just 26 days to hit $1 billion, which puts the movie right in the middle of a pack led by Star Wars: The Force Awakens (12 days) and brought up in the rear by Jurassic Park (7,379 days).

Moviedays to $1 billion
Star Wars: The Force Awakens12
Jurassic World13
Furious 717
The Fate of the Furious19
Star Wars: The Last Jedi19
Avatar19
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 219
Marvel’s The Avengers19
Iron Man 322
Avengers: Age of Ultron24
Captain America: Civil War24
Black Panther26
Beauty and the Beast29
Transformers: Dark of the Moon36
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story39
Transformers: Age of Extinction40
The Dark Knight Rises45
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides46
Minions49
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest65
Skyfall67
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King68
Titanic73
Toy Story 375
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey77
Alice in Wonderland86
Despicable Me 386
Frozen101
Zootopia114
Finding Dory117
The Dark Knight217
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace4,632
Jurassic Park7,379
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