Black Panther is selling more tickets than Captain America: Civil War in advance sales
The first 24 hours of ticket sales are looking positive for Marvel's Black Panther
The first 24 hours of ticket sales are looking positive for Marvel’s Black Panther
Black Panther is certainly off to a leaping start if this recent piece of news is anything to go by. According to Deadline, Black Panther is outpacing Marvel’s best advance ticket seller Captain America: Civil War in the first 24 hours of tickets having gone on sale. That movie opened to a whopping $179 million which made it the highest opening for a Captain America movie and the fourth highest MCU movie opening of all time. Now while advance ticket sales are not necessarily an indicator of box-office success (it’s also only been a day since tickets went on sale), it’s still a good sign nonetheless.
Black Panther has been creating strong positive buzz. The first black superhero movie and the last MCU movie before the mammoth Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther looks set for a great run despite a Feb opening. Deadpool famously proved that success rarely depends on when you release the movie; a good movie can have a shot at succeeding even with a non-standard release date.
Black Panther is already tracking for a strong $80 – $85 million opening. While that number may seem small, it should be noted that despite being the 18th film in the MCU, it is the first in a new sub-franchise and thus in essence, more of an original flick based on a comic book. It remains to be seen how much of a strong impact the advance sales will have on the movie’s box-office performance.
Black Panther rolls into theaters on Feb 16, 2018. For our coverage of the movie, click here.