"Black Panther."
Marvel
  • By Saturday night, "Black Panther" became the highest-grossing superhero movie of all-time at the US box office.
  • It has surpassed previous record-holder, 2012's "The Avengers" ($623.2 million).

By Saturday night, "Black Panther" was the highest-grossing superhero movie of all-time at the US box office, with an estimated total of over R7.4 billion ($630.5 million) by the time the weekend's over. It surpasses the previous title holder, 2012's "The Avenger" (R7.3 billion ($623.2 million))

The incredible feat by the movie is even more astounding by the fact that it was done in only 36 days.

In its first five weekends in South Africa, Black Panther earned almost R100 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Tickets worth almost $100 million have been sold in China, followed by $60 million in the UK and $43 million in South Korea.

The Disney/Marvel box-office sensation will likely finally lose its number one spot at the US box office to newcomer "Pacific Rim: Uprising." 

As Business Insider South Africa previously reported, some of the African scenery in Black Panther was shot with a drone over the Golden Gate Highlands National Park in the Free State. The footage was digitally enhanced by Marvel.


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