'Black Panther' Is Now The Highest-Earning Superhero Movie Of All Time

Caitlin Albers

Black Panther can't seem to stop itself from accruing new records. The Ryan Coogler-directed flick has officially just become the highest-earning superhero movie of all time domestically.

Variety is reporting the Wakandan epic has just passed $631 million domestically putting it above Marvel Cinematic Universe juggernaut, The Avengers. The first Avengers flick held the title of highest-grossing superhero film for a little under six years but has finally been dethroned.

The Avengers had a staggering $623 million in the box office which was easily surpassed by Black Panther, which also toppled over Avengers: Age of Ultron ($459 million), Iron Man 3 ($409 million), and Captain America: Civil War ($408 million).

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). Movies also left in the wake of Black Panther include Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy, Deadpool, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Logan.

One of the biggest surprises to come out of Black Panther news recently was its passing of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the domestic box office. Variety also noted it has passed the Rian Johnson flick by $12 million, but that number will likely grow within the next few weeks.

Of course, Black Panther will be given a run for its money in April when Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters. The third Avengers film has already stolen a record from Black Panther, becoming the highest-earning pre-sale ticket superhero flick. Infinity War beat Black Panther's record in just six hours of ticket sales, hinting at what's to come in the future box office.

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