The fictional African nation of Wakanda profits from Vibranium. The real movie of “Black Panther” profits from ticket sales and merchandising.
We may not know the market share of the fictional metal. But now we know how much the movie has made: $1 billion — and rising.
As Denzel Washington predicted a month ago, the Ryan Coogler film can boast 10 figures in worldwide revenues.
“It is Disney’s 16th movie to make $1 billion or more, Deadline reported, following . Four other Marvel Cinematic Universe releases have hit that mark: “The Avengers,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Iron Man 3” and “Captain America: Civil War.”
NOLA.com noted that “Black Panther” has grossed $562 million, “making it the No. 7 movie of all time in North America when not adjusted for inflation and surpassing ‘The Dark Knight’ to become the second-highest-grossing superhero movie in the United States.”
Reactions since becoming a Billion Dollar Baby over the weekend:
In honor of #BlackPanther reaching $1 BILLION, here’s the official release of my recipe for #VIBRANIUMPUNCH !
(More drink recipes coming soon) #WakandaForever ????????♀️????????♀️????????♀️@chadwickboseman @DanaiGurira @Lupita_Nyongo @Winston_Duke @letitiawright @michaelb4jordan pic.twitter.com/xh1kKykggt
— Lady M’Baku ???????? (@itsAlexJordan) March 10, 2018
Congrats to Ryan Coogler and the entire #BlackPanther cast for hitting $1 billion worldwide. The only ones who are surprised at this are the same ones who doubted our magic in the first place. #WakandaForever ????????????????♂️ pic.twitter.com/LOAypgHhZd
— HuffPost BlackVoices (@blackvoices) March 10, 2018
Black Panther cracked a billion, know what that means? I can finally watch this bitch on bootleg and not feel guilty lmfao
— TP???? (@ReallyDGAFF) March 11, 2018
NOTE: Out of the five MCU movies to cross the $1 billion worldwide mark, #BlackPanther is the only one to not feature @RobertDowneyJr‘s Iron Man.
— MCU News & Tweets (@MCU_Tweets) March 10, 2018
If #BlackPanther has made a billion dollars, imaging what #WeAreNigerianCreatives can achieve, if we collaborate to tell African history with animation. Think of it this way, an emoji app, a series, or a digital comic book to be distrubuted to the whole world.
— Nache Lekwot (@lekwotnache) March 12, 2018
Now that Black Panther has amassed 1 billion dollars (and rightfully so), can we expect more movies with all Black casts? Because it’s what we deserve.
— NANA JIBRIL IG: girlswithtoys (@girlswithtoys) March 11, 2018
who got black panther on bootleg ? they just made $1 billion dollars they don’t need my money
— aswad (@UnkleDell) March 11, 2018