The film is currently tracking for a domestic opening close to $140 million over its three-day debut, positioning it for a possible Presidents Day weekend record (currently held by Deadpool‘s $152.2 million four-day opening). The highest three-day debut in Q1 history belongs to last year’s Beauty and the Beast ($174.75 million).
Fandango’s official press release:
Fandango is reporting that its presales for Marvel’s “Black Panther,” opening February 16, are now outpacing its presales for all other first quarter releases in the company’s 18-year history.
At the same point in the Fandango sales cycle, “Black Panther” is on track to leap past the January-March presales record-holders, “The Hunger Games” (2012) and “Beauty and the Beast” (2017), respectively. It is also pacing to be Fandango’s top preseller among all superhero titles.
“It’s not just a superhero movie, it’s a ground-breaking cultural event,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “It is hands-down the first major movie event of 2018, and the ecstatic reviews are fueling even greater anticipation. We’re also seeing increased interest from larger groups of ticket-buyers looking to celebrate next weekend’s historic release.”
Fandango is offering limited edition “Black Panther” collectible movie character gift cards here (images of the cards are attached and available at this link). Fans buying “Black Panther” tickets on Fandango will receive a complimentary “Black Panther” movie poster from Fandango FanShop, while additional “Black Panther” merchandise at FanShop can be found here.
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