‘Black Panther’ Roars in China With $66.5 Million Weekend Box Office Debut

That Black Panther reign just won’t let up! In a move that surprises no one, the film dominated China’s box office during the country’s opening weekend. Black Panther grossed $66.5 million within...

That Black Panther reign just won’t let up! In a move that surprises no one, the film dominated China’s box office during the country’s opening weekend.

Black Panther grossed $66.5 million within its first three days in China, making it the largest opening of a Western title in the country in 2018 thus far, Variety reports.

This financial gain there, which is the final foreign premiere market, is what helped the film push past its $1 billion total ticket sales goal worldwide. As of today, Black Panther has raked in $562 million domestically with a global box office total of $1.078 billion.

It is now the 33rd film to cross the $1 billion worldwide and is officially the first superhero origin story to reach that target. The film sits at the No. 21 position on the all-time highest-grossing list, trailing $6 million behind its DC rival The Dark Knight, which holds 20th place. If that wasn’t enough record-breaking statistics for you, Black Panther is also the second highest-grossing MCU film of all time (in the domestic box office) behind The Avengers. The 2012 film scored $623 million in North America, while its 2015 successor Avengers: Age of Ultron comes in third place with $459 million.

Black Panther has already topped the box office for the fourth consecutive week, which crowned it with the title of third-largest fourth weekend of all time, following Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avatar. What makes all of this history-making news even more exciting is that all of this insanity happened just 26 days following the movie’s theatrical premiere.

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