Writer/Director Joss Whedon is shedding a manly “conqueror“ tear today, because his movie The Avengers has been replaced by Black Panther as the highest-grossng superhero film of all time in the U.S.
The Hollywood Reporter has informed us that Black Panther has grossed $631 million in North America as of Saturday, bypassing 2012’s The Avengers which previously held the record at $623.4 million. It’s now one of the seven films to ever break $600 million domestically. By Sunday, THR says it will surpass Iron Man 3 as the third highest grossing superhero movie in the world. The top two being The Avengers at $1.5 billion and The Avengers: Age of Ultron at $1.4 billion.
It’s also one of the first super-hero movies with an all-black cast and it received rave reviews. Personally, I’m not sure the real people behind its success are getting enough cred. THE WOMEN. Wakanda’s ladies are so bad-ass hot that they would scare the star-spangled panties off of Wonder Woman!
Danai Gurira (Michonne from The Walking Dead) is bald and effortlessly destroying cars with spears (:53) while serving us motor-vehicular action scene realness in this flowy red number like an avenging angel of “not the one!” Lupita Nyong’o is Black Panther’s spy ex-girlfriend who’s got circular saws on her hands and isn’t falling for T’Challa’s line of bullshit! And Shuri! SHURI. Shuri (Letitia Wright) is Black Panther’s genius inventress kid sister who has stolen the world’s heart with her cool inventions and effortless style. Honestly, whenever the camera left them, I was immediately sad. They effed up Michael B. Jordan’s insane body with those scars, so that was a thirst avenue ruined for moi.
It should obviously be the number one movie of all time! It’s the fault of the fools at the accounting firm who are refusing to count the tickets bought by the people who were maliciously shown Fifty Shades Freed instead of Black Panther. Wakanda Forever!