Marvel’s Black Panther has broken yet another record when it comes to ticket pre-sales, as the Ryan Coogler-directed film is now Fandango’s top-selling comic book movie to date.
According to Fandango, Black Panther is currently outpacing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which opened to $166 million at the North American box office back in March 2016. The film is also the company’s #1 daily ticket-seller right now two weeks before its release.
Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis had the following to say in a statement:
“The buzz on ‘Black Panther’ is electric. Early screening audiences say it is one of Marvel’s best movies ever, and the positive word-of-mouth is helping drive the movie’s spectacular advance ticket sales.”
Audiences are eagerly awaiting the theatrical release and positive reactions after the film’s world premiere have only heightened the already-palpable excitement.
The film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Sterling K. Brown, Andy Serkis and John Kan. Here’s the synopsis:
“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.
Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2018.