'Black Panther' sets Marvel record with advance ticket sales

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(Slash Film)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.

"So, it's January 9, and yesterday around 10:30 a.m. the Black Panther tickets went on sale".

It also showcases the struggle for power in Wakanda.

"I will say what makes him different - not from all Marvel villains, but I think a lot of Marvel villains - is that he has a real world sensibility to him".

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While we are still waiting for a more substantial look into the movie, perhaps Marvel is keen on leaking details slowly, piece by piece. Since then, fans and the black community at large have been rooting for the film, which is Marvel's first full-length superhero movie with a almost all-black cast. "Every time I tried, [there were] fewer seats!"

And no blockbuster superhero movie has ever been filled with so many powerful black characters as Marvel Studios' upcoming Black Panther. It's being helmed by Fruitvale Station-director Ryan Coogler, and has an all-star cast including Michael B. Jordan, Get Out's Daniel Kaluuya, and Lupita Nyong'o, who apparently couldn't get tickets to her own movie because it sold out so quickly. "Fandango editor, Erik Davis explained that this movie has created quite a stir in fans stating, "'Black Panther'" is riding an incredible wave of momentum right now. The film hits theaters February 16. Tickets went on sale Monday evening to coincide with the new trailer and Kendrick Lamar's performance during the National Championship game.

A GoFundMe campaign to secure Black Panther tickets for kids in Harlem has done far better than expected. "You get to see him and how he is around the people who he loves, how he is when he's comfortable".

Joseph's campaign includes a breakdown of costs for the trip, with proceeds going towards tickets and refreshments for children and chaperones at the screenings that will take place from 19-22 February.

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