'Black Panther' now highest-grossing superhero film in North America

Black Panther

The superhero film is now officially the most Tweeted-about movie of all time attracting more than 35 million Tweets from fans of the fictitious #Wakanda kingdom. By April, then, Black Panther will probably pass Spider-Man: Homecoming's Chinese box office gross of $116.2 million.

The sequel to to Guillermo del Toro's 2013 film, "Pacific Rim", which stars John Boyega, delivered an estimated $122.5 million overseas and $28 million domestically.

Worldwide the movie has earned $1.2 billion making it only the 14th film in history to do so.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, projected weekend numbers put director Ryan Coogler's Marvel movie ahead of The Avengers' $623.4 million haul in 2012, unadjusted for inflation. In fact, Black Panther has only grossed $95.9 million in the Middle Kingdom, as of March 25th. The box office juggernaut has become the top-grossing superhero movie of all time in the United States. There's no doubt Black Panther will pass both Age of Ultron and The Avengers.

Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan in a scene from "Black Panther", 2018.Chadwick Boseman and Letitia Wright in a scene from "Black Panther". Nevertheless, China is still Black Panther's top earner in respect to the film's global box office.

"Black Panther" also moves up to become the fifth biggest domestic release before adjusting, with No. 4 "Jurassic World" ($652.3 million) now in its sights. Several of the cast members are set to return in Avengers: Infinity War which hits theaters on April 27.

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