Marvel fans are excited for the studio’s Black Panther movie. The film, which hits theaters next month, set a record for the best first-day advance ticket sales for any Marvel movie.
Pre-sale tickets for Black Panther outpaced the first-day advance sales of 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, which previously had the best first day of pre-sales for a movie from Walt Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tickets for Black Panther officially went on sale earlier this week for the highly-anticipated film that will be released worldwide on Feb. 16.
Black Panther is the first standalone film to focus on the titular character, the superhero alias of King T’Challa of the fictional country Wakanda, portrayed by actor Chadwick Boseman.
The character first appeared onscreen in Civil War last year, and the new film is already generating loads of buzz thanks to director Ryan Coogler (Creed) and a loaded cast that also includes Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, and Angela Bassett. Earlier this week, Disney and Marvel also debuted a new trailer for Black Panther, featuring music from rapper Kendrick Lamar, which aired during the College Football Playoff National Championship.