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4/9/2018 8:40:00 AM

'Black Panther' passes 'Titanic' on all-time box office list

Black Panther's box office dominance continues to shatter records as the Marvel blockbuster vaulted past Titanic to become the third highest-grossing film of all time.

Ryan Coogler's Marvel blockbuster sinks James Cameron's 1997 epic after surpassing USD 659 million.

James Cameron's Titanic – which enjoyed a 12-year reign as the highest-grossing film until it was usurped by the director's Avatar in 2009 – fell to Number Four on the all-time list after Black Panther leapt past the 1997 epic's USD 659.5 million domestic total, the Hollywood Reporter writes.

Without adjusting for inflation, Black Panther now only sits behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens (USD 936 million) and Avatar (USD 760 million) on the all-time domestic box office list, according to Box Office Mojo.

Black Panther previously became the highest-grossing superhero film ever after surpassing The Avengers' USD 624 million haul. However, that record, as well as the Number Three spot, could be in jeopardy when Avengers: Infinity War – featuring Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther and his fellow Wakandans – opens in theaters later this month.

Two months after Black Panther's theatrical release, the Marvel movie continues to resonate culturally: Boseman is scheduled to host tonight's episode of Saturday Night Live, marking the second SNL episode this season to feature a Black Panther actor; Sterling K. Brown hosted the March 11th episode./.

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