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Black Panther passes Titanic to become the No. 3 highest grossing movie in U.S. history

Black Panther had another big weekend, earning an additional $8.4 million in its eighth weekend of release for a total U.S. box office haul of $665.3 million, according to ComScore. That puts it ahead of 1997's Titanic ($659.4 million, not adjusted for inflation) and behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936.7 million) and Avatar ($760.5 million) in the U.S. market, the Los Angeles Times reports. Internationally, Black Panther's $1.3 billion in gross box office receipts launches it in the global Top 10, displacing Frozen. The Disney-Marvel super hero movie also notched a third milestone, Variety reports: Black Panther will be the first movie shown in Saudi Arabia when its 35-year cinema ban ends on April 18.