The ‘Black Panther’ film is the most eagerly awaited Marvel film in history. It sold more advance tickets than any other Marvel film in the first 24 hours. The previous record-holder, Captain America: Civil War opened at an astounding $179 million in May 2016, and featured an epic battle with nearly all the Avengers, but the movie Black Panther overtook it effortlessly.
In a release, Fandago said that tickets for the movie went for sale on the night of January 8, the same day as the film’s latest trailer, and sold more on their site than any other movie in the Marvel-verse within the first 24 hours. The managing editor of Fandago, Erik Davis made the announcement on Twitter, also marveling at the extreme amount of hype that the movie has generated. The opening day sales were so hectic that one of the movie’s stars, Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o couldn’t get tickets to her own movie!
Although the record has only been broken on Fandago, the previous record-holder on this site, Captain America: Civil War did go on to record the highest ticket sales for any Marvel film to date. If the current pre-sale figures are anything to go by, Black Panther is set to smash its opening weekend estimates of $90 million!
More than just a comic book movie!
Black Panther is riding a breath-taking wave of momentum right now, and it’s proving to be a lot more than just a comic book movie – it’s turning into a bonafide cultural event! Fans are thrilled that Hollywood is finally getting the memo about black experience, and they have proved that the Black Panther movie can’t get here fast enough with the recent ticket sales! Luckily fans won’t have to wait much longer. The film is set for release on February 16, 2018.
Who’s in the movie?
Chadwick Boseman plays T’Challa, the superhero Black Panther who rules over the fictional African nation, Wakanda. The character was first introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War, where he was in the early stages of taking up the Black Panther mantle from his father, T’Chaka, the late warrior king. Excitement for the movie, which is the first standalone film based on King T’Challa, has been building ever since.
Being the first main-stream African superhero, everyone is eagerly waiting to see how director Ryan Coogler will protray Black Panther in his own movie. Ryan Coogler is the talent behind ‘Fruitvale Station’ and ‘Creed’. The film also has an all-star cast which includes Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Michael B. Jordan as the murderous Erik Killmonger.
The movie Black Panther will benefit not only from the fact that it has no R restriction, but also from Marvel’s built in audience. In addition to that, the black audience is getting ready to launch Black Panther in a phenomenal way. Judging by the success of movies like ‘Get Out’ and ‘Girl’s Trip’ which have African-American leads, this movie is set to soar to new heights.