&ldquoBlack Panther&rdquo has surpassed $1 billion in the worldwide box office, challenging industry norms about films with black casts.&nbsp

The Marvel blockbuster passed the major benchmark on Friday, Forbes reports.

The show has become the U . s . States&rsquo&nbspninth domestically highest-grossing film&nbspof in history, coupled with the second-largest four-day domestic opening weekend. &ldquoBlack Panther&rdquo brought in $242 million within the U.S.&nbspover Presidents Day weekend, behind the $288 million&nbsp&ldquoStar Wars: The Pressure Awakens&rdquo made if this opened up in 2015.&nbsp

The worldwide success of &ldquoBlack Panther&rdquo has challenged the myth that films with predominantly black casts don&rsquot sell&nbsp&#8213 also it helps solve &ldquounwritten Hollywood rules,&rdquo Shaun Bock, a senior analyst at entertainment research firm Exhibitor Relations,&nbsptold The New York Times.

&ldquoI consider it just like a wall crumbling,&rdquo Bock stated. &ldquoIn relation to &lsquoBlack Panther,&rsquo no studio can tell again, &rsquoOh, black movies don&rsquot travel, overseas interest is going to be minimal.&rsquo&rdquo

Stars from the film, including Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong&rsquoo and Danai Gurira, have spoken out about the significance of representation within the movie. &ldquoBlack Panther,&rdquo that is occur the imaginary country of Wakanda, shows the options of the African society untouched by colonialism and gender inequity.&nbsp

&ldquoI think there&rsquos a thirst of these images,&rdquo Boseman told NBC. &ldquoThere&rsquos a genuine thirst for black superheroes.&rdquo&nbsp

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed now that a “Black Panther” sequel is within the works. Feige&nbsptold Entertainment Weekly&nbspthat there is &ldquonothing specific to show&rdquo concerning the next movie but added that &ldquowe absolutely is going to do that.&rdquo

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