Marvel's Black Panther continues to make history a short two months following its release. The movie has ficially surpassed Titanic as the third-highest grossing film all time in North America as Saturday. The film earned $659.3 million as Friday, coming in just shy Titanic's $659.5 million, which it easily surpassed the following day. It now ranks behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.7 million) and Avatar ($760.5 million). To be fair, none the totals have been adjusted with inflation in mind, and Titanic was released in 1997.
Black Panther has already entered the top ten globally, currently ranked at number 10 with $1.29 billion in total worldwide earnings. Seeing that the film is still in theatres, it should continue to rake in prits for the next little while.
The film's star Chadwick Boseman, hosted this weekend's episode Saturday Night Live. He was joined by Cardi B as the musical guest, who announced her pregnancy on the show.
Black Panther's soundtrack, curated by Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith, has also seen considerable success. It debuted atop the Billboard 200 with 154,000 equivalent album units, and maintained the position for three consecutive weeks. It features guest appearances from Jorja Smith, Swae Lee, ScHoolboy Q, SZA, Travis Scott, and more.