‘Black Panther’ becomes one of 3 movies to ever hit $700 million at the US box office

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Marvel Studios

It took six months, but Marvel’s blockbuster “Black Panther” just hit another box-office milestone.

The movie crossed $700 million in North America over the weekend, joining only two other movies to ever do so. Despite being available on home release platforms like Blu-ray and DVD since May, “Black Panther” is still playing in a small amount of theaters.

According to Forbes, the movie grossed $12,000 on Thursday from 15 screens, and $16,000 on Friday from 25 screens, which helped it creep up to the significant $700 million club. The Hollywood Reporter said Disney altered the movie’s theater count in recent weeks to avoid an official re-release.

When it came to theaters in February, “Black Panther” opened to $242 million over the four-day Presidents Day weekend, and has since grossed over $1 billion worldwide.

Below are the three movies to ever hit $700 million domestically, ranked by how much they made at the domestic box office (based on data from Box Office Mojo):


3. “Black Panther” (2018)

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Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Domestic total: $700,004,026

Worldwide total: $1,346,678,277


2. “Avatar” (2009)

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Fox

Domestic total: $760,507,625

Worldwide total: $2,787,965,087


1. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015)

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YouTube

Domestic total: $936,662,225

Worldwide total: $2,068,223,624