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Posted: March 10, 2018

'Black Panther' joining billion-dollar club

Marvel's "Black Panther" Has Record Breaking Opening Weekend

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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23: (L-R) Director Ryan Coogler, actors Danai Gurira, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, and Michael B. Jordan of 'Black Panther' attend the Marvel Studios presentation during Comic-Con International 2016 at San Diego Convention Center on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

By Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

The Disney and Marvel Studios superhero film "Black Panther" has become a global sensation, with box office profits surpassing the $1 billion mark this weekend.

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The film achieved the milestone Saturday, on its 26th day of release, according to The Hollywood Reporter

"Black Panther" will become the No. 2 superhero film of all time in box office profits, with "The Avengers" holding the box office crown for now, The Hollywood Reporter notes.

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"Black Panther" cost $200 million to make, according to IMDB.

The film has received positive reviews and has been lauded for its almost all-black cast and a story line that promotes cultural pride.


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