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Black Panther tops Titanic as US's third-biggest box office hit

Black Panther tops Titanic as US's third-biggest box office hit

Currently Black Panther trails only Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.7 million) and another Cameron flick, Avatar ($760.5 million).

Black Panther finished Friday (April 6) with a domestic total of $659.3 million, just shy of the $659.5 million grossed by Titanic, which sailed into theaters in late 1997.

The Ryan Coogler-directed film - starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o, and Angela Bassett - now sits roughly $6 million ahead of the disaster epic's $659.4 million cumulative haul.

Black Panther will be screen in 600-seat cinema in in Riyadh's King Abdullah Financial District.




The unstoppable powerhouse that is Marvel's Black Panther has officially become the third-biggest movie in USA box office history, sailing right past the previously unsinkable Titanic.

On the whole, it's a good and hopeful sign for cinema lovers living in Saudi Arabia and according to fresh reports, it has also been announced that there will be more than 350 movie theaters across Saudi Arabia till 2030.

Black Panther was written and directed by a black man and the cast is nearly entirely black, save for the charmingly out-of-place hobbits Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis. The film has sailed past Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet starrer "Titanic".

Marvel's ground breaking film - which has been hailed not only for Coogler's exceptional world building and layered story but also for its virtually all-black cast of superstars - overtook Marvel's "Avengers" to become the biggest-selling superhero film of all time.


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