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‘Black Panther’ breaks ‘Titanic’ box office record

‘Black Panther’ breaks ‘Titanic’ box office record

Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther surpassed the collections of James Cameron’s gigantic 1997 Titanic to rank as the third top-grossing title of all time at the US box office.

Black Panther, featuring an all-black cast, falls behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.7 million) and Avatar ($760.5 million), with a domestic total of $659.3 million till Friday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Titanic had finished at $659.5 million when it released in late 1997.

Globally, Black Panther has grossed $1.29 billion, ranking as the No 10 title of all time.

The Disney and Marvel superhero film stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther alongside Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.

The story, described as a tale of black power and black pride in addition to its superhero themes, follows T’Challa as he is sworn in as king of Wakanda, a cloaked, technologically advanced nation in Africa that is home to the exotic metal vibranium, the source of Black Panther’s powers.

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