Disney, which owns Marvel, has been promoting the movie heavily.
In the first 24 hours since the tickets have been available on Fandango, launching during the telecast of college football's National Championship game, Black Panther has pre-sold more tickets than any film in Marvel Studios history.More news: International Incoming Call Termination Charges Cut
The heroic adventure opens on February 16, which is part of the four-day President's Day holiday weekend and adjacent to Valentine's Day which falls on a Wednesday this year, per Deadline.
Black Panther is testing extremely well. According to Fandango, "Black Panther" advanced ticket sales have even surpassed "Captain America: Civil War", the previous record holder. Chadwick Boseman stars as T'Challa, who takes over as the king of Wakanda after his father T'Chaka is killed, as shown in "Captain America: Civil War". Black Panther the movie, directed by Ryan Coogler, will be the first Marvel movie with a predominately black cast. He debuted as T'Challa in "Captain America: Civil War", which opened to an impressive $179 million when it arrived in theaters in May 2016. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.More news: Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) Sentiment Report
Additionally, Black Panther is ramping up excitement because the marketing materials for Ryan Coogler's endeavor makes it look cool, unique, powerful, sexy and thrilling.
The Panther film is on track to become one of the biggest ever Marvel films, going by its ticket pre-sales, the media reports. "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".More news: Suspect Arrested And Charged For Killing Rihanna's Cousin Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne