'Black Panther' Passes $1 Billion Box Office Milestone After 26 Days

Gina Carbone

Wakanda forever!

"Black Panther" crossed the $1 billion milestone over the weekend, its fourth week in release. Ryan Coogler's Marvel movie took 26 days to hit $1 billion. Only 11 films have gotten there faster. Not that it's a race. If you hit $1B, you already won.

As of March 12, "Black Panther" has made $1,078,615,601 at the worldwide box office and it's nowhere near done.

As Variety noted, "Black Panther" is the 33rd movie to gross $1 billion; the 16th Disney film to reach $1B; and the fifth Marvel film to hit the milestone, after "The Avengers," "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Iron Man 3," and "Captain America: Civil War."

Speaking of the billion club, Quartz broke down the list of movies that hit $1 billion and how long it took them to get there.

Here's the list up to "Black Panther," see Quartz for the full rundown.

Movie -- days to $1 billion

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens -- 12
  • Jurassic World -- 13
  • Furious 7 -- 17
  • The Fate of the Furious -- 19
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi -- 19
  • Avatar -- 19
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 -- 19
  • Marvel's The Avengers -- 19
  • Iron Man 3 -- 22
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron -- 24
  • Captain America: Civil War -- 24
  • Black Panther -- 26

"Black Panther" just edged out "Beauty and the Beast," which hit $1 billion in 29 days.

It's going to be tough for anyone to beat the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" record of 12 days ... but maybe "Avengers: Infinity War" can do it as early as next month? We'll see.

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