Black Panther becomes highest-grossing superhero film in North America
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Marvel and Disney's "Black Panther" became the highest-grossing superhero film in North America on Saturday, stealing the title from 2012's "The Avengers."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Black Panther" surpassed "The Avengers," which grossed $623.4 million from its North America release in 2012.

In passing the milestone, "Black Panther" has become one of only seven films to earn at least $600 million domestically, according to the Reporter. 


While "Black Panther" may have set a record for North America, it's still behind "The Avengers," "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Iron Man 3" internationally. By the end of Sunday, the film is expected to out-earn "Iron Man 3," which grossed $1.214 billion worldwide. 

Directed by Ryan Coogler and featuring an all-star cast of black actors, including Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong'o, "Black Panther" has garnered rave reviews.