‘Black Panther’ Passes ‘Frozen’ to Join Top 10 Highest Grossing Films of All Time

Marvel film has now made $1.28 billion worldwide

Last Updated: April 3, 2018 @ 2:40 PM

“Black Panther” is now one of the top ten highest grossing films of all-time, holding a worldwide total of just under $1.28 billion to take the No. 10 spot on the all-time charts from “Frozen.”

The latest Marvel film also has a domestic total of $652.5 million, passing “Jurassic World” for the No. 4 spot on the all-time domestic charts without adjustment for inflation.

What sets “Black Panther” out from the rest of the films in the top ten is that it is the only one that made more than half of its worldwide gross from North America. Currently, only 49 percent of the film’s total revenue comes from overseas. Only the two recent “Star Wars” entries, “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi,” have overseas shares of under 55 percent.

Since its release, “Black Panther” has become a cultural movement at a time when demand for better representation of minorities in media has reach a fever pitch. It has set new box office records left and right, earning the highest pre-summer opening ever with $242 million over the four-day Presidents Day weekend. It is now the highest grossing superhero movie in domestic box office history, and the highest grossing superhero movie worldwide featuring a single hero. It also became the first film since “Avatar” — and only the second since the turn of the century — to stay at the No. 1 spot for five weekends in a row.

Overseas, China is the leading market for “Black Panther” with $105 million, followed by the U.K., ($65.2 million), South Korea ($42.8 million), Brazil ($35.4 million) and France ($31.1 million).