By 2030, the country hopes to open about 350 cinemas that could earn an annual $1 billion at box offices and create 30,000 permanent jobs. The last movie to achieve the same feat as Black Panther was James Cameron's Avatar, which led the box office for seven weeks in 2009 to 2010.
After another successful weekend at the box office, "Black Panther" has officially joined the ranks of the top ten highest-grossing movies of all time. Jurassic World previously held that spot, with a domestic total of $652.3 million. It's should only take a couple more day to pass $659.4 million, the domestic total for James Cameron's Titanic, now #3 on the all-time US chart. The film was directed by Ryan Coogler.
Marvel's Black Panther continues to rewrite the history books with its latest accomplishment.
This week, Black Panther made the leap that very few saw coming, when the superhero film managed to break into the top 10 most successful movies of all time. It seems a bit unlikely unless Marvel Studios has plans to keep the movie running in theaters even after Avengers: Infinity War has released.
That's likely to be the end of Black Panther's impressive string of shattered domestic box office records. In fact, there's a big possibility that Black Panther will soon topple James Cameron's epic, Titanic, to move to the #3 spot on the all-time USA chart.
Black Panther take places two years after King T'Chaka was assassinated in Captain America: Civil War (2016), leading to the nation of Wakanda spiraling down in political turmoil.
It stars Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis among others.