Since then, T'Challa and crew have broken down a slew of other barriers including Fandango's presale ticket record.
Black Panther's box office success is all the more noteworthy in the context of the Marvel blockbuster it is poised to unseat. "Black Panther" took in $27 million in weekend ticket sales, pushing its domestic gross to $605.4 million, and its worldwide haul to about $1.2 billion.More news: Bubba Watson wins Match Play for 2nd World Golf Championship
Internationally, Black Panther is still in fourth place among superhero flicks. Deadline lists the movie as taking in a whopping $630.9 million. By the end of Sunday, the film is expected to out-earn "Iron Man 3", which grossed $1.214 billion worldwide.
Marvel's latest release has received acclaim across the board. That wave alone should carry Infinity War to a massive box office. Word of mouth, critical praise, and all-star performances from the likes of Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, and Letitia Wright continued to boost the film's presence in theaters.