One seldom comes across a film like “Black Panther” which had a modest budget of $200-million before marketing costs and has gone on to cross the figure of $652.5-million in domestic earnings till now. The movie has already broken the record of the 2015 “Jurassic World” in US box office haul and is inching towards toppling the record held for more than two decades by the epic “Titanic.”

Daily Mail UK reports that this Disney superhero film stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan and is directed by Ryan Coogler. Its global earning is around $1.279 bn, and it is currently at number 10 on the all-time worldwide chart edging out “Frozen,” another product of Disney.

About the movie

Black Panther” is indeed a new type of movie presented by Disney and has captured the imagination of the audience. Chadwick Boseman is in the role of King T'Challa. He is the newly-appointed ruler of the technologically savvy Wakanda and takes over the reins after the death of his father. The plot of the movie revolves around his conflict with Erik Killmonger, portrayed by Michael B. Jordan. Others in the cast are Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira and Daniel Kaluuya and the net result is an offering that has gone beyond all expectations.

This critically acclaimed film in the Marvel cinematic universe has become the highest grossing film ever in North America last month.

It also broke the record of the US box-office takings which was in the name of “Jurassic World.” If the trend continues, it could dislodge “Titanic,” the 1997 James Cameron movie, from the all-time U.S chart. “Titanic” is now at number 3 while the top 2 are “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Avatar.”

It has wowed the audience

A movie like “Black Panther” comes once in a while and when it does come, it gets talked about and climbs the ladder of popularity.

According to Metro UK, soon after the release of this American superhero film, tennis star Serena Williams took a group of girls aged between 7 and 17 with her to see the new movie.

Deadline adds that this Chadwick Boseman movie of Disney has been a stupendous success on both the domestic and global fronts. It opened in mid-February domestically to $202-million which jumped to $600-million by mid-March.

It was also No. 1 at the box office for five consecutive weeks after its release. The last time this happened was when “Avatar” remained at the topmost slot for seven weeks in 2009-10.

Incidentally, “Black Panther has passed on a message of sorts to the world and has put up a good show in foreign countries with China topping the list followed by the U.K., South Korea, Brazil, and France.