Black Panther has bagged the number one spot on Rotten Tomatoes’ top 100 movies of all time.
That’s pretty good going for a film that hasn’t even been out two weeks.
The comic adaptation also holds the top spot in the 100 action and adventure movies list.
Black Panther holds a 97 per cent rating, but thanks to Rotten Tomatoes’ Adjusted Score, it comes up trumps above films that have higher scores.
It currently sits ahead of classics like The Wizard of Oz and The Godfather, as well as newer releases like Get Out, Moonlight and Dunkirk.
Black Panther’s huge success recently saw it pass Justice League at the box office in just four days.
It has more than doubled the three-day opening made by DC’s Justice League with a $201.7 million start compared to $95 million made by Justice League in November last year.
Watch the trailer for Black Panther here:
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Justice League made $228 million domestically, below the $412.5 million made by Wonder Woman and below what was anticipated for a movie expected to be DC’s answer to The Avengers, writes Uproxx.
Based on Jack Kirby’s 1966 comic book series, Black Panther celebrates African culture, heritage and heroes with a depth and respect rarely seen in big budget Hollywood films.
Featuring Marvel’s first ever predominantly black cast, this has also become the top-grossing film by a black director; writer and director of both Rocky reboot Creed and the critically acclaimed Fruitvale Station, Ryan Coogler.
Black Panther has also become the first Marvel movie to feature on the cover of TIME Magazine.
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) February 8, 2018
The rave reviews are reflected in the pre-sale tickets which outstripped Captain America: Civil War as ticketing site Fandango’s best-selling Marvel title in the first 24 hours.
It’s hardly surprising, considering Black Panther was voted as one of the year’s top two most anticipated movies, ranking second only to Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War which opens on May 4.
Black Panther is in cinemas across the UK.