When a studio releases a brand new blockbuster, only their highest of hopes allow dreams of a billion dollar box office haul. While cinema has seen thousands of films reach six digits, to date only 33 of them have gone beyond it. It's a crazy rare feat, and this feature we will celebrate not only the titles that have reached that level, but reached it the fastest.

In celebration of Ryan Coogler's Black Panther joining the esteemed billion dollar club this past weekend, we've put together this feature to take a look at all of the previous blockbusters that managed to accomplish the feat in less than a month. All of the titles here finished with wildly major final box office numbers, but they also had the effect of truly lighting the world on fire. Let's dive in!

Beauty and the Beast Disney 2017

13. Beauty and the Beast

Release Date: March 17, 2017
Days It Took To Reach A Billion: 29
Final Total: $1,263,521,126

Disney has had some remarkable success creating live-action adaptations of their animated classics - including The Jungle Book, Cinderella, and Maleficent, but none of that success touches what Bill Condon's Beauty and the Beast was able to accomplish in the spring of 2017. Admittedly in only just made the cut-off for this feature, hitting the billion mark 29 days into its release, but that's still remarkably impressive.

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