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‘Black Panther’ becomes third highest grossing all-time US movie

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LOS ANGELES — Marvel’s superhero blockbuster ‘Black Panther’ has sailed past ‘Titanic’ to become the third-highest grossing US theatrical release of all time.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, having grossed around $661 million in its incredible box office run, has narrowly edged the ship-sinking epic out, cementing its place as the third highest-grossing US theatrical release of all time.

With a domestic total of $659.3 million, the Ryan Coogler-directorial is behind ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ ($936.7 million) and ‘Avatar’ ($760.5 million), not adjusted for inflation.

Black Panther, ever since it was released in February, has been breaking records left and right.

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The Marvel movie had the second-largest second weekend ever at the domestic box office, unadjusted for inflation, as well as the highest-grossing Tuesday in MCU history. It’s also now the top-grossing superhero film of all time at the domestic box office.

Worldwide, ‘Black Panther’ has earned a whopping $1.29 billion and currently stands as the tenth highest grossing film at the global box office.

The film, which is Marvel’s first to be directed by an African-American, took only 26 days for it to crack $1 billion at the global box office.

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Senior actor Madan Krishna Shrestha undergoes successful Parkinson’s surgery

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KATHMANDU — Senior actor Madan Krishna Shrestha has successfully undergone a surgery for Parkinson’s disease at Annapurna Neuro Hospital in Kathmandu.

It is mentioned that a team of doctors performed Deep Brain Stimulation surgery in globus pallidus part of the brain,in a press statement issued by the hospital.

Dr Resha Shrestha and Dr Basanta Panta jointly performed the surgery on Thursday.

The 68-year-old actor has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for the past nine years and the symptoms were prominently seen in left side of his brain for four years.

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This is the first time the hospital conducted such a surgery, the press statement reads. Now other Parkinson’s patients could avail of this treatment from the health facility.

It has been learnt that Shrestha’s health condition has improved. Since some problems were diagnosed in the right side of his brain, pacemaker has been installed, said the hospital.

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