The Marvel Studios sequel officially crossed the $2 billion mark at the worldwide box office today, marking a genuinely rare achievement.
While the Ryan Coogler-directed flick is perched atop the MCU domestic chart at almost $700 million, a figure the Anthony and Joe Russo-directed blockbuster can consider a pipe dream at best, the fact that the third Avengers installment is about to make cinematic history by becoming the fourth feature ever to cross the $2 billion plateau alone is enough to dwarf any and all of T'Challa's achievements.
Avengers: Infinity War has become the fourth film to earn at least $2 billion globally, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Titanic, and Avatar. It reached the milestone one day earlier than "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". It has about $67 million to go, which could maybe be possible, or maybe not. That means it's unlikely that Infinity War will catch up to Titanic, and Avatar remains untouchable. James Cameron is still, after all these years, king of the world.
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Feige then lauded Disney, Marvel Studios' new parent company, for pulling out all the stops regarding production and publicity for the Wakandian-set feature: "The budget for Black Panther was bigger than Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, and you can't do that without the support and encouragement from the leaders of the company", he said.
Domestically, "Avengers: Infinity War" is the fifth-highest grossing pic of all time, with $656.1 million through June 11. Black Panther remains the top grossing Marvel title stateside and is fighting its way to the $700M finish line, now at $699.4M, third highest of all-time after Force Awakens ($936.6M) and Avatar ($760.5M).