'Black Panther' Just Broke a Major Presale Record
Tickets for "Black Panther" sold record numbers in just 24 hours.
Black Panther hasn't even dropped yet and the film is already breaking box office records.
Movie ticket site Fandango, has reported that the film has set a record for the most ticket sales for a Marvel film within the first 24 hours, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Advanced tickets went on sale earlier this week, and sales have already outperformed those of Marvel's previous hit, Captain America: Civil War.
Lupita Nyong'o, who plays Nakia in the film, celebrated the news earlier with this video:
@THR says @theblackpanther is @MarvelStudios best-selling movie in terms of presales after JUST 24 HOURS! Don’t I k… https://t.co/Q6hQ5j0QDA— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita Nyong'o) 1515604334.0
Fandango Editor Erik Davis had this to say about Black Panther's already outstanding reception:
"Black Panther is riding an incredible wave of momentum right now. It's one of the biggest and most anticipated movies to ever open in the month of February, and its trailers have electrified the Internet. Tickets have been going fast ever since presales started on Fandango late Monday."
The film, which stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Guria, Daniel Kaluuya, and a bevy of other talented black actors, drops February 16—that date should pretty much be a national holiday at this point.
You can buy presale tickets here—that's if they're still available in your city.