'Black Panther' Becomes King of the Superhero Box Office as It Shatters Another Massive Record
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By the end of Sunday, "Black Panther" will have surpassed "Iron Man 3" to become the third-biggest comic book adaptation.

"Black Panther" just became the top-grossing superhero movie of all time in North America.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Ryan Coogler's Marvel film -- the first blockbuster superhero theatrical release to feature a predominately black cast -- has surpassed "The Avengers," which grossed $623.4 million domestically in 2012.

As of Saturday, "Black Panther" reportedly grossed over $624 million in North America, but Variety expects it to settle in at $630 million by the end of the weekend.

The movie, which cost $200 million to make, stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.

It's one of only seven movies to earn over $600 million in North America.

Worldwide, "Black Panther" has earned over $1.2 billion, and by the end of Sunday, it will have surpassed "Iron Man 3" -- which grossed $1.214 billion -- to become the third-biggest comic book adaptation of all time, following closely behind "The Avengers," which earned $1.5 billion, and "Avengers: Age of Ultron," which earned $1.4 billion.

"Black Panther" hit theaters February 16, and remained king of the domestic box office for five weeks straight. Pretty impressive for a single superhero (and his kickass female co-stars, of course)! If you haven't seen it yet, what are you waiting for?

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