'Black Panther' Has Helped Disney Surpass The $1 Billion Earnings Mark In 2018

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Just a month following its release, the blockbluster Black Panther has already surpassed the $1 billion mark at the box office. But Deadline reports that there’s a little more to the story than just that. Black Panther was responsible for tipping the Walt Disney Studio international box office earnings beyond the $1 billion dollar mark for 2018 (and it’s only March!).

Additionally, Black Panther has become only the 14th movie ever to cross $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office. That comes out to a $590.4 million international payday and a respectable $612.1 million domestic box office. The domestic box office is expected to remain in the lead, but the gap between the two should close a little bit more in the next coming weeks.

Black Panther is also soaring well above other Marvel movies that did well internationally. It’s doing 34% better than Doctor Strange, which made just over $445 million worldwide. The Wakanda story is also earning 25% more than Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which made $473.9 million and 11% better than Thor: Ragnarok, which made $538.9 million at the international box office.

To round out the statistics, Deadline also provided a breakdown of the five best markets for Black Panther, besides the U.S., of course. China tops the list raking in $99.2 million, followed by the UK with a $60.6 million payday, and Korea, which made $42.7 million. Next is Brazil, which contributed $33.2 million and, finally, France, with $29 million.

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