Marvel’s “Black Panther” is now Fandango’s best-selling Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in the first 24 hours of advanced ticket sales, the mobile ticketing company announced Wednesday.
“Black Panther” beat out previous record holder “Captain America: Civil War.”
“‘Black Panther’ is riding an incredible wave of momentum right now,” Fandango editor Erik Davis said in a statement. “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.”
According to a Fandango survey of more than 8,000 moviegoers, “Black Panther” is one of the top two most anticipated movies of the upcoming year, ranking behind “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Chadwick Boseman reprises his role as T’Challa/Black Panther after first starring in the role in “Captain America: Civil War.” Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis also star.
“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to take his rightful place as king. Ryan Coogler directs.
“Black Panther” will hit theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.