'Black Panther' hits 1 billion globally

Get the Full StoryMarvel StudiosDisney’s megahit “Black Panther” has passed the 1 billion mark at the global box office.

The studio said Saturday that the milestone is based on Disney’s estimate of ticket sales. The announcement comes on the 26th day of release for the blockbuster. The movie is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan.

Disney notes that “Black Panther” is the fifth film in its Marvel universe to reach the milestone. The others are “The Avengers,” ″Avengers: Age of Ultron,” ″Iron Man 3,” and “Captain America: Civil War.”See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why 555 is always used for phone numbers on TV and in moviesSee Also:'Black Panther' easily wins the box office for a 3rd-straight weekendWhy 'Black Panther' will make more money than 'The Last Jedi' in China, according to a box-office analystThese are the real faces behind every Disney princess