‘Black Panther’ presales outpacing previous superhero movies

Associated Press

New York – Advance ticket sales to Marvel’s “Black Panther” are outpacing all superhero movies on Fandango.

“Black Panther” stars Michael B. Jordan, left, and Chadwick Boseman attend a press conference for the film on January 30, 2018 at Montage Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, California.

The online ticket service said Wednesday that “Black Panther” is currently outselling its previous record-holder for presale, 2016’s “Batman v Superman.” Following gushing early reaction from Monday night’s premiere, Ryan Coogler’s film is the top daily ticket-seller on Fandango.

“Black Panther” doesn’t open until Feb. 16, but anticipation is especially strong for the first superhero movie in years starring a black lead character. The premiere in Los Angeles was attended by the film’s cast decked in regal African-themed attire.

Analysts are forecasting a President’s Day weekend debut for “Black Panther” of at least $100 million in North America.