Black Panther Passing the $500 Million Mark Globally Today

Marvel Studios‘ Black Panther added $14.5 million domestically on Wednesday (the best ever for a MCU title, beating The Avengers‘ $13.6 million) and another $14.5 million internationally, for a global day of $29 million. That means the film has already grossed $277.5 million in North America and $213.6 million overseas to bring its worldwide total to $491.1 million. Black Panther will pass the $500 million mark today, after just nine days of release. Today also also sees The Walt Disney Studios cross $1 billion at the global box office for 2018 after just 52 days.

The international highlights so far include: UK ($30.4M); Korea ($29.5M); Brazil ($12.5M); Mexico ($11.6M); Australia ($11.6M); France ($10.3M); Taiwan ($8.5M); Indonesia ($7.6M); Germany ($7.2M); Malaysia ($6.2M); Philippines ($5.8M); India ($5.5M); Thailand ($5.4M); Hong Kong ($5.3M); and Italy ($4.3M). This weekend, the movie opens in Russia, Vietnam, Trinidad, Peru and Venezuela. It will open in Japan on March 1st and in China on March 9th.

Black Panther received an A+ CinemaScore from audiences. The Ryan Coogler-directed film stars Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

The film is produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay, based on the Marvel Comics character who made his debut in 1966 during Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s epochal Fantastic Four run.