Ahead of it’s domestic debut this weekend, Captain America: Civil War has already set a record for ticket sales. Fandango is reporting that the film has accounted for more than 90% of the weekend ticket sales as well as receiving a perfect 100 score from its “Fanticipation” movie buzz indicator. Beating Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, The Avengers and Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War has now set the record for advance sales for a superhero film. Fandango’s managing editor Erik Dvid had the following to add regarding these numbers.
With an Avengers-sized ensemble cast, stellar advance reviews, the introduction of a new Spider-Man and new characters like Black Panther, the widespread anticipation for Thursday night’s debut of Captain America: Civil War is massive. Already hailed as Marvel’s best movie yet, Cap and ‘friends’ can add a new notch in their belts with more advance tickets sold for Civil War than for any other superhero movie in Fandango’s 16-year history.
Currently tracking has the film looking at a $200M domestic opening but with these kind of numbers and strong word of mouth, got a feeling that this film is going to have a much stronger opening. Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.