It is a simple matter that Marvel outdid themselves with the cinematic production of the highly-acclaimed superhero movie Black Panther.
With its Afrocentric theme, the movie has received a wide reception worldwide, and it continues to break records in the movie industry. Black Panther is now the 10th highest-grossing film ever in the United States. This is only after 19 days since it was released in theatres.
Black Panther‘s opening weekend in the US and Canada in February was the fifth-largest domestic debut ever. The Disney-Marvel film has topped $501.1 million, making it the second-highest grossing Marvel film of all time at the domestic box office (the highest being The Avengers which was released in 2012).
The movie has been applauded for its representation of black characters. At a time when Donald Trump is flaring racial tensions, the movie has come at the right time. It is fighting the stereotypes of how Africa is portrayed by presenting it as a highly-developed society which still retains its culture and traditions despite the touch of advanced modernity.
Worldwide, it has grossed in $897 million. It has passed Fox's Deadpool ($363m/$783m in 2016), Warner Bros.' Wonder Woman ($413m/$821m in 2017) and Sony's Spider-Man ($403m/$821m in 2002) to become the biggest non-sequel and non-ensemble superhero flick of all time.