Black Panther Sets MCU Record for First Day Tickets Sold


Black Panther is supposedly Marvel's next risky film in the vein that Guardians of the Galaxy was risky.

One such cast member is Lupita Nyongo', who stars as the powerful Wakandan spy who puts her "skills of subterfuge and hand-to-hand combat to use in order to fight alongside Black Panther", who tried to purchase opening night tickets for the film on Tuesday night.

Fandango announced Wednesday that after only 24 hours of pre-sales tickets, Black Panther has surpassed Captain America: Civil War's record for the best first-day advance sales for an MCU film. Deadpool now holds the record for February opening weekend with $132.4 million.

The former record was held by Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War", in which Chadwick Boseman's King T'Challa, known as "Black Panther", made his first onscreen appearance.

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Despite the hype, Black Panther still faces an uphill battle to beat out stiff competition in February movie releases as the all-time box office leader.

According to a few industry estimates before tracking (via Deadline), Black Panther will likely gross somewhere between $80-85 million, with a possible shot at over $100 million in its opening weekend.

Last week, buzz developed over Top Dawg and Kendrick Lamar getting nabbed for the Marvel Studios project.

Black Panther also Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker and, returning from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Andy Serkis.