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Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther’ Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office on March 10, its 26th day of release. With $561.8 million domestically and $518.2 million internationally through March 11 for a combined $1.08 billion, the film is now the seventh highest-grossing film of all time in the U.S. and ranks at No. 21 globally, just a month into its release.

Black Panther is the 16th release from The Walt Disney Studios to reach the $1 billion milestone and the fifth to do so in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, joining The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3 and Captain America: Civil War.

The film continues to break records domestically and now stands as the No. 2 Super-Hero release of all time behind only The Avengers. Having kicked off its run over President’s Day weekend with $202 million in its first three days and $242.1 million over its first four, Black Panther is also the No. 1 February debut and February release of all time. It amassed the highest Monday of all time ($40.1 million on February 19), and the second-highest Sunday of all time ($60 million on February 18) in its opening week.

Boasting a rare A+ CinemaScore from audiences and an exceptional 97-percent Certified Fresh aggregate critics score on RottenTomatoes, the film’s record-setting opening weekend was followed by the No. 2 second weekend of all time, earning $111.6 million and becoming one of only four films to surpass the $100 million mark in its second weekend. The film’s phenomenal momentum also drove Black Panther to the highest non-holiday third weekend ever, with $66.3 million domestic. It has held the No. 1 spot at the box office for four consecutive weekends.

Black Panther crossed the $500 million mark internationally this weekend, bolstered by an impressive estimated $66.5 million debut in its final market, China, where it opened March 9.

Disney Donates $1 Million to Youth STEM Program in Celebration of ‘Black Panther’

In celebration of the record-breaking success of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, The Walt Disney Company is donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).   The donation will help expand Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s youth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs, supporting the high-tech skills that were a major theme in the plot of Black Panther and are essential in helping youth succeed.

“Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is a masterpiece of movie making and has become an instant cultural phenomenon, sparking discussion, inspiring people young and old, and breaking down age-old industry myths,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “It is thrilling to see how inspired young audiences were by the spectacular technology in the film, so it’s fitting that we show our appreciation by helping advance STEM programs for youth, especially in underserved areas of the country, to give them the knowledge and tools to build the future they want.”

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America will use this one-time grant to further develop its existing national STEM curriculum, and establish new STEM Centers of Innovation in 12 communities across the country. The curriculum and new centers will serve and inspire kids and teens, with an emphasis in the following communities: Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Chicago, IL; Harlem, NY; Hartford, CT; Memphis, TN; New Orleans, LA; Oakland, CA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; Watts, CA.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Centers of Innovation provide youth with hands-on, advanced technologies that stimulate creative approaches to STEM exploration, including 3-D printers, robotics, high-definition video production and conferencing equipment. In addition, a fully dedicated STEM expert will offer individual and group support, using real-world applications to help Club members develop their STEM skills and critical thinking.

“From hands-on interactive programs to critical thinking, Boys & Girls Clubs of America is committed to providing thousands of young people with the tools they need to prepare for a great future,” said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Thanks to Disney’s support, we can expand our outreach and allow more youth to find their passions and discover STEM careers.”

Helping children and teens learn new skills for the future, like STEM, is a focus area of The Walt Disney Company’s social responsibility efforts. The company is dedicated to delivering comfort, happiness, opportunity and inspiration to children and families around the world.

‘Black Panther’ Roars to a Record-Breaking Debut

With an astounding $201.8 million over its first three days, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther leapt into the top five domestic openings of all time and shattered the record for a February debut. The film has grossed $242 million over the Presidents Day holiday weekend, making it the second highest four-day domestic opening of all time. Combined with a stellar international debut of $169 million, Black Panther’s has earned over $370 million globally through Sunday, February 18—rising to $427 million with Monday’s global included.

It’s just the fifth film in industry history to break the $200 million mark in its debut, joining Star Wars: The Force AwakensStar Wars: The Last Jedi, and Marvel’s The Avengers as Disney’s fourth release to do so. The Walt Disney Studios now holds eight of the top 10 all-time domestic debuts, five of them from Marvel Studios.

Kicking off with a domestic February preview record of $25.2 million, Black Panther grossed $75.8 million in its first day, followed by the fourth biggest Saturday ever with $65.9 million, the second-best Sunday in history with $60.1 million, behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and remarkably, the biggest Monday ever with $40.2 million. It is the 18th No. 1 debut out of 18 releases in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the ninth MCU release to open above $100 million.

Internationally, Black Panther opened day and date with North America in nearly 70 percent of the marketplace, with No. 1 debuts in almost all territories and particularly strong starts in the U.K. and Korea. In the U.K. and Ireland, the film set a new February opening weekend record (including previews) and has already overtaken the entire runs of Captain America: The First AvengerThorAnt-Man, and Iron Man. In Korea, Black Panther was the fifth biggest Western industry opening of all time and has already exceeded the entire runs of Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man. The film has yet to open in Russia (February 22), Japan (March 1) and China (March 9).

Black Panther has earned raves from critics and audiences alike. It received a rare A+ CinemaScore from audiences and has an exceptional 97-percent Certified Fresh aggregate critics score on RottenTomatoes, the highest ever for a Marvel film.

Pre-Order Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ and Get A $5 Target Gift Card

Head on over to Target.com, where you can pre-order Marvel’s “Black Panther” Blu-ray for $24.99 and receive a free $5 gift card.  Target’s edition includes a Blu-ray, digital copy, and exclusive filmmakers behind the scenes book.

Keep in mind shipping is free for orders over $35 or if you’re a Target Redcard holder, you’ll receive free shipping and 5% off your order.

Black Panther Now Appearing at Disneyland Resort

For a limited time, Disneyland Resort guests can welcome the Black Panther at Disney California Adventure Park.  The king of Wakanda will arrive in the Hollywood Backlot area of the park flanked by his Royal Guards, the Dora Milaje.


In case you aren’t familiar with the Marvel Studios’ film, “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and Black Panther — is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.


Black Panther is in theaters now!