Black panther becomes 4th highest gross-income movie

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Marvel's blockbuster Black Panther continues to break new ground, as it will be the first movie screened to the public in a cinema in Saudi Arabia in 35 years, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Marvel Studios' Black Panther is still out here crushing its competition.

With its black superhero, black director, and predominantly black cast, Marvel Studios' "Black Panther" made history before it ever hit movie theaters.

One of the enduring stories throughout Black Panther's box office climb has also been the strength of its domestic showing, which splits about 50/50 with its global earnings, while most blockbusters earn more internationally than they do in North America.

Deadline reports that the Ryan Coogler superhero film has eased past Jurassic World ($652.3m) to claim the fourth spot, with a box office tally of $652.5M domestically. Entering the elusive $1 billion club is a great achievement for a solo superhero film, as only a few have done so, including Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man 3, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises.

The all time leader on the domestic box office chart is "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at $936 million.

It also stars Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis. It held the top spot at the box office for five straight weeks, undefeated by expected heavy hitters such as Tomb Raider and Wrinkle In Time.

Variety reported that the movie got this ranking in the North American Box Office on Monday.

According to reports, the Marvel blockbuster will receive a gala premiere in Riyadh on 18 April as part of a deal done by United States theatre chain AMC that will see 40 cinemas open in Saudi cities over the next five years.

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