Alert: Another new Black Panther milestone.
The Ryan Coogler-directed film is now the No. 3 highest-grossing film in United States (not adjusted for inflation).
With $659.3 million, it is only third to Star Wars: The Force Awakens at No. 1 with $936.7 million and Avatar at No. 2 with $760.5 million.
Worldwide, Black Panther recently ousted Frozen from the global, all-time Top 10, as the new No. 10 with $1.29 bllion.
For this week at the domestic box office, the critically-acclaimed thriller A Quiet Place will open on top with $45 million.
Our full box office report will be out on Sunday.
Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright and Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.
The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and 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.
Black Panther is in theaters now.