• Author Ta-Nehisi Coates with Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o at The Apollo Theater on February 27, 2018 in New York City. (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
Marvel's "Black Panther" continues its record-breaking streak, passing the $1 billion mark at the global box office in just 26 days.
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13 Mar 2018 - 8:47 AM  UPDATED 13 Mar 2018 - 8:47 AM

The Ryan Coogler film is the 33rd movie to gross $1 billion. It's the 16th Disney film to reach this milestone, and the fifth Marvel film to do so joining the ranks of "The Avengers," "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Iron Man 3," and "Captain America: Civil War."

"Black Panther" has grossed $521 million in the US, making it the ninth-highest release of all time. In its fourth weekend, "Black Panther" is heading for a $40 million-plus weekend, which would make it the No. 2 superhero release of all time over "The Dark Knight's" $535 million.

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It would also give "Black Panther" the third-highest fourth weekend of all time, taking the title from "The Avengers" with $36.7 million. "Avatar" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" currently hold the one and two spots, with $50.3 million and $42.4 million respectively. A 44% drop for the tentpole's fourth weekend would be on par with its third weekend decline of 41%.

Internationally, "Black Panther" is aiming for the $500 million mark thanks to a strong debut in China, where it opened with $20 million in its first day.

Set in the fictional African nation of Wakanda, Chadwick Boseman stars alongside Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira and Michael B. Jordan.

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