The Black Panther movie has officially jumped over the Titanic movie as far as USA cinema ticket sales go. This is another significant milestone when considering that Titanic is one of the highest grossing movie of all time in the USA.
Just recently in March 2018, barely four weeks after its premiere, Black Panther crossed the $1 billion cinema ticket sales milestone globally. In a statement, Disney said that the over $1 billion in global box office sales is based on their estimate of ticket sales.
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Black Panther's $665 million in cinema ticket sales in the USA make it the third-highest grossing film in North American history. Not only does this mean, as stated earlier, that it jumped over the Titanic, it is now only in third place behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avatar.
The movie, which stars Chadwick Boseman in the lead role of T'Challa and The Black Panther has become wildly popular since opening on 16 February 2018, mainly because it changes the "narrative about who we are as a people on both sides of the Atlantic, and what we are capable of, what we can accomplish," as Hannah Beachler, production designer for the Black Panther movie, explained in an interview with iAfrikan.
Some good has also come off the movie's record breaking streak. Ten days after its premire, on 206 February 2018 Disnery announced that it is donating $1 million towards the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).
“Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is a masterpiece of movie making and has become an instant cultural phenomenon, sparking discussion, inspiring people young and old, and breaking down age-old industry myths,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “It is thrilling to see how inspired young audiences were by the spectacular technology in the film, so it’s fitting that we show our appreciation by helping advance STEM programs for youth, especially in underserved areas of the country, to give them the knowledge and tools to build the future they want.”