Marvel’s “Black Panther” is outpacing all superhero movies in Fandango’s advance ticket sales, even surpassing 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the mobile ticketing company announced Wednesday.
The film has received buzz from fans since the world premiere and first screenings on Monday night — as of Wednesday morning, it is still the #1 daily ticket-seller on Fandango although we are still 16 days away from opening day.
According to a survey of 1,000 moviegoers, 93 percent said they couldn’t wait to see Chadwick Boseman in his solo film after seeing him in “Captain America: Civil War.” 86 percent are excited to the film’s all-female warriors, while 97 percent are looking forward to a different kind of superhero movie.
“The buzz on ‘Black Panther’ is electric,” said Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “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.”
Earlier this month, the film became Fandango’s best-selling Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in the first 24 hours of advanced ticket sales, beating out previous record holder “Captain America: Civil War.”
Boseman reprises his role as T’Challa/Black Panther after first starring in the role in “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” will hit theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.