King Of The Advanced Marvel Box Office Now?
♦ Marvel’s Black Panther already has a great deal riding on it with it being the first African or black superhero to star in his or her own feature film. But according to Fandango in the US, it is already setting another cinema record. Movieweb had the details…
According to Fandango, Black Panther is now the top-selling MCU movie, in terms of ticket pre-sales in the first 24 hours. The previous record holder was Captain America: Civil War, which bodes extremely well for T’Challa’s first solo outing at the box office.
Captain America: Civil War opened to an incredibly impressive $179 million when it arrived in May 2016. As it happens, that movie also served as Chadwick Boseman’s debut as Black Panther in the MCU. Even though Black Panther is currently outpacing Civil War in terms of pre-sales, the movie still isn’t expected to open quite that high. Here’s what Fandango Editor Erik Davis had to say about the high ticket sales for the upcoming MCU movie.
“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 pre-sales started on Fandango late Monday.”
It is interesting that the CW’s Black Lightning starts on TV this month too so perhaps African and African-American superhereos are beginning to increase in prominence.