"Black Panther," Marvel's juggernaut superhero film, made its way into the three highest-grossing films of all time in North America over the weekend.

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Note: Total gross may include subsequent re-releases; Data: Box Office Mojo; Chart: Chris Canipe/Axios

Its current gross of $655 million, per Box Office Mojo, blasted it past "Titanic" in the record books, sitting behind only "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "Avatar." The chart above shows how the top films in North America fared during their initial releases. ("Titanic" added nearly $60 million to its overall total via 2012 and 2015 re-releases.)

Why it matters: The film's runaway success proves that audiences have an appetite for blockbuster films that showcase diverse representation, especially after the success of last year's "Wonder Woman." And it sets wild expectations for this month's "Avengers: Infinity War," Marvel's team-up extravaganza, that will be set partially in the nation of Wakanda — home of "Black Panther."

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Two officers shot in Louisville amid Breonna Taylor protests

Police officers stand guard during a protest in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo: Ben Hendren/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Louisville Metro Police Department said two officers were shot downtown in the Kentucky city late Wednesday, just hours after a grand jury announced an indictment in the Breonna Taylor case.

Driving the news: Metrosafe, the city's emergency services, said it received reports of a shooting at South Brook St. and Broadway Ave., near the area where protests were taking place. A police spokesperson told a press briefing the injuries of both officers were not life-threatening. One officer was "alert and stable" and the other was undergoing surgery, he said.

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Biden: Breonna Taylor indictment "does not answer" call for justice

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Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday condemned the grand jury indictment of a Louisville police officer who entered Breonna Taylor's home in March in a botched drug raid that led to her death, saying in a statement the decision "does not answer" for equal justice.

The big picture: Biden called for reforms to address police use of force and no-knock warrants, while demanding a ban on chokeholds. He added that people "have a right to peacefully protest, but violence is never acceptable."

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