Having already topped Captain America: Civil War in advance ticket sales in its first 24 hours, it is now being reported that Marvel’s latest blockbuster Black Panther is outpacing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at Fandango, shifting more advance tickets than any other superhero movie to date.
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According to the latest tracking, Black Panther is eyeing a domestic three-day opening weekend of $120 million and a four-day haul in the region of $150 million. For comparison, Civil War debuted to $179.1 million, with Batman v Superman pulling in an opening weekend of $166 million. Meanwhile, the record February opening is currently held by Deadpool, which earned $132.4 million across three days and $152.1 million over the four days back in 2016.
After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.
Black Panther sees Ryan Coogler (Creed) directing Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa alongside Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, Martin Freeman as Everett Ross, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, JoOhn Kani as King T’Chaka and Nabiyah Be as Nightshade. The film is set for release on February 12th in the UK and on February 16th in the States.