“Black Panther” is setting sales records well ahead of its February 16 theatrical debut. Per The Hollywood Reporter, movie ticket sales company Fandango announced today (January 10) that the first 24 hours of advance ticket sales for the superhero film—which only started Monday (January 8)—surpassed those of all the other Marvel Comic Universe movies purchased via the platform. “Captain America: Civil War,” which grossed $179 million in its opening weekend, previously held the record.
Fandango did not disclose the number of tickets sold or revenue generated, but did note that a survey of 8,000 moviegoers ranked “Black Panther” as the second-most anticipated movie of 2018. The most-anticipated one, “Avengers: Infinity War,” will feature many “Black Panther” characters.Watch the latest trailer for “Black Panther,” which debuted on Monday, below: