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Black Panther doesn’t hit theaters until February 16, but that hasn’t stopped fans of the Marvel series (and those of us who are just going to see it because of the all-black cast) from getting their tickets early. According to the Hollywood Reporter, ticket site Fandango is reporting that it is the best-selling Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in terms of presales after its first 24 hours.
Big news this morning – #BlackPanther sold more advance tickets on @Fandango in its first 24 hours than any other MCU movie, besting previous record holder Captain America: Civil War. Long live the King! pic.twitter.com/JL1c28AgWm
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) January 10, 2018
Even the film’s co star Lupita Nyong’o couldn’t believe the news.
@THR says @theblackpanther is @MarvelStudios best-selling movie in terms of presales after JUST 24 HOURS! Don’t I know it: I even tried!!!! #Throwback to a video I made last night. pic.twitter.com/aoJcdaqfhi
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) January 10, 2018
When the film’s epic trailer dropped last year, Black Twitter hilariously reacted to the news, making it known that this was indeed a family affair. And when news dropped that Kendrick Lamar would be producing its soundtrack, there was no way the film, which also stars Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya, and Danai Gurira) could get any blacker.
Listen to the first single, All The Stars featuring SZA, below.
We just have one question, what we wearing to the premiere?