The superhero film is now officially the most Tweeted-about movie of all time attracting more than 35 million Tweets from fans of the fictitious #Wakanda kingdom. Shortly after, it quickly passed the $1 billion mark. The film with a star-studded black cast has made $631 million to date at the domestic box office, surpassing 2012's The Avengers previous record of $623 million.
Black Panther's worldwide box office numbers now stand at $1.23 billion.
Black Panther only has about another month to achieve as many milestones in the box office as possible, just before the highly anticipated premiere of Avengers: Infinity War in theaters worldwide.
The consensus of Tomatometer reads, "Black Panther elevates superhero cinema to thrilling new heights while telling one of the MCU's most absorbing stories - and introducing some of its most fully realized characters".
In the U.S., this past weekend was the first since Black Panther was released that it was not the No. 1 film.
By Sunday (March 25), the film is expected to surpass Iron Man 3 in the global box office and become the third-biggest comic book adaption ever, behind The Avengers and The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Black Panther takes place two years after the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016) that resulted in the assassination of King T'Chaka.