Black Panther is four days away from its wide release and has already become the biggest seller of advance Imax tickets of any Marvel title. According to IMAX, advance ticket purchases for Black Panther have broken all past Marvel records.
Black Panther is already becoming a record-breaker. By the end of January, advance ticket sales for Marvel’s next movie had already outpaced every other superhero film. It’s currently tracking to gross $165 million in its opening weekend, beating Deadpool‘s February record of $150 million. It could land the film in the top 5 or 6 superhero openings of all time. There’s definitely real demand for the King of Wakanda.
Imax Entertainment CEO Greg Foster declined to provide specific figures on pre-sales, but said advanced Imax tickets for the film do not appear to have peaked yet.
“A movie often peaks 10 days before it opens,” he said. “This movie feels like it’s going to peak the day it opens. It’s remarkable.”
Additionally, the film is attracting audiences all across the country. “There are no borders on this. The momentum is continuing on both coasts and in the middle; in red states and in blue states. In giant cities and smaller suburbs.”
The Marvel movie, which so far has a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
“Black Panther” is directed by Ryan Coogler, based on a screenplay written by Coogler and Joe Robert Cole.