Black Panther is the highest-grossing February film of all-time in North America -- with a little life left in the month.
That's figuring into a "lower-end" estimate of $1 billion in total global box office returns. A "more moderate" estimate is a medium of $1.08 billion -- the amount estimated by Forbes.
"If my estimates wind up correct, then 'Black Panther' will top 'The Dark Knight' to become the sixth all-time highest-grossing superhero movie, and at least the number 32 all-time highest-grossing picture of any genre," wrote contributor, Mark Hughes.
Grossing $112 million from 4,020 theaters since it's release, its second weekend was the best all-time behind only the return of Star Wars just over two years ago in The Force Awakens. Its domestic revenue is $404 million, according to completed returns.
The film from Disney and Marvel saw one of its smallest drops ever for a superhero movie in its second weekend, besides being among the most diminutive for a film that has an opening weekend of more than $200 million. It fell 45 percent, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Also thanks to Black Panther, domestic revenue year-to-date is amazingly up 12.5 percent over the same span of time in 2017. THR reported that the count had been behind by more than one percent two weeks ago, according to comScore.