Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) now sits on the throne of biggest Monday box office ever. (Marvel Studios)

“BLACK PANTHER” has stampeded into so many record books within its first four days of release that some head-to-head comparisons are needed to put the Marvel movie’s box office into context.

For instance, based on updated numbers reported Tuesday, Ryan Coogler‘s film just enjoyed the biggest four-day opening ever, save for a single film: 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

That’s right: “Black Panther” is such a cultural and commercial milestone that the only bigger box-office event in its domestic debut was the massively anticipated return of a four-decade-old pop culture phenomenon.

Opening on more than 4,000 North American screens, the superhero movie grossed $242 million in its first four days, reports Variety — edging “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and trailing only “The Force Awakens” ($288.1 million). Both the Star Wars and Marvel franchises are owned by Disney.

“Black Panther” also set the record for biggest Monday ever, grossing $40.2 million domestically to squeeze past “Force Awakens” ($40.1 million), Variety says.

Surpassing all projections, “Black Panther” has also grossed $184.6 million overseas for a global tally of $426.6 million — or, more than $100 million a day. (The film’s Thursday-night domestic preview take was $25.2 million.)

To appreciate how high “Black Panther” is soaring, here are more comps for context:

• If “Black Panther” were a 2017 release, its four-day domestic total would already make it one of the top 10 films of the year.

• “Black Panther” has already grossed more domestically in four days than WB/DC’s “Justice League” ($228.6 million) did during its entire run.

• “Black Panther” has already cracked the Top 125 films ever in domestic box office, before adjusting for inflation, according to Box Office Mojo.

• “Black Panther” has already grossed more domestically than every individual “X-Men” team-up film.

And one last fun fact: Counting “Black Panther,” the Oscar-winning Lupita Nyong’o’s seven feature films have collectively grossed more than $5.2 billion worldwide.

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