Black Panther has been shattering records since its release in February, and the trend is still going even more than five weeks after its release. The Marvel Comics superhero film is now the highest-grossing movie ever from a black director, reaching $1.237 billion worldwide, reports Forbes.
The film, which also stars a slate of black actors and actresses, was directed by Ryan Coogler, who additionally co-wrote the screenplay. Its box office earnings over the weekend made Coogler a record-breaking filmmaker, as Black Panther overtook 2017's Fate of the Furious, helmed by director F. Gary Gray, which previously held the title as the highest-grossing film from a black director.
Black Panther is now also the biggest comic book superhero movie in North America, outgrossing even the wildly popular 2012 film The Avengers. On top of that, the past weekend made Black Panther the biggest solo superhero movie ever across the world, reports Forbes; while other superhero blockbusters like the Avengers franchise boast multiple characters from the comic book world, Black Panther has boomed even without an ensemble.
Read more about Black Panther’s resounding success at Forbes.