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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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George and Amal Clooney donate $100,000 to aid immigrant children

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George Clooney and wife Amal have donated $100,000 to the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, which advocates for the fair treatment and safety of immigrant children in the deportation process.

The Oscar winner and human rights attorney husband and wife have donated the amount on Wednesday via their Clooney Foundation for Justice to the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, according to the couple’s representative.

The Young Center is one of the leading organizations fighting against the President Donald Trump administration’s new Border Patrol policy, which has already separated over 2,000 immigrant children from their parents.

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Hollywood has expressed outrage upon viewing photos and reading testimonies of immigrant families that have been forcibly divided since news broke of Donald Trump’s no-tolerance policy, which has been in effect since May. Many people are comparing Trump’s actions to Nazi Germany and Japanese Internment Camps.

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are among the stars who have donated to aid the families. The couple gave $72,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union and encouraged others to donate what they can.

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