Black Panther is Highest-Grossing Superhero Movie at US Box Office

Black Panther's worldwide box office numbers now stand at $1.23 billion. Since then, T'Challa and crew have broken down a slew of other barriers including Fandango's presale ticket record. The Ryan Coogler-directed flick has officially just become the highest-earning superhero movie of all time domestically.

Black Panther takes place two years after the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016) that resulted in the assassination of King T'Chaka. Director Ryan Coogler's film now stands at $1.23 billion worldwide and $630 million in America, eclipsing the first Avengers' $623 million. The film earned praise for its progressive values, mostly black cast, sympathetic portrayal of African cultures, and performances.

Black Panther destroyed rival universe DC as well, earning hundreds of millions more than films like Suicide Squad ($325 million), Justice League ($229 million), and Batman v Superman ($330 million).

Marvel's latest has grossed $630.9 million in its sixth week of release, topping the $623 million The Avengers made in 2012, according to Box Office Mojo.

In the United States, this past weekend was the first since Black Panther was released that it was not the No. 1 film. The film now sits at number three in the MCU based on global box office earnings, with The Avengers at number one ($1.51 billion) and Avengers: Age of Ultron at number two ($1.4 billion).

The movie is expected to remain in theatres until Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27. That would make it the fifth highest grossing movie, behind 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens, ' 'Avatar, ' 'Titanic, ' and 'Jurassic World.' "Black Panther" is from Disney, the parent company of 6abc. Nevertheless, China is still Black Panther's top earner in respect to the film's global box office. It must now cross the $1.5 billion threshold in order to be crowned the highest grossing comic book movie of all time in the worldwide box office.

Black Panther is playing in theaters everywhere.