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'Black Panther' Set a Marvel Record With Advance Ticket Sales

You Mad Hulk? Black Panther’s Advance Tix Outsell Every Marvel Flick – Ever Biz Jones

The film, which stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Guria, Daniel Kaluuya, and a bevy of other talented black actors, drops February 16-that date should pretty much be a national holiday at this point.

One such cast member is Lupita Nyongo', who stars as the powerful Wakandan spy who puts her "skills of subterfuge and hand-to-hand combat to use in order to fight alongside Black Panther", who tried to purchase opening night tickets for the film on Tuesday night.

Tickets for Marvel's Black Panther are selling like hotcakes-or, in more era-appropriate lingo, flying into Fandango carts fast enough to make your head spin and your eyes bulge.

Marvel Studios' Black Panther follows T'Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. Coincidentally the Black Panther was in this movie too. The company reports that the first 24 hours of sales surmounted those of the first day of sales for the previous record holder, 2016's "Captain America: Civil War". Though we're still a few weeks away from release, and the box office numbers can still fluctuate, Civil War opened to $179 million, the third-highest for the MCU (2012's The Avengers leads the charge with $207 million). Long live the King!

Internationally-celebrated Grammy® Award-winning global superstar Kendrick Lamar and Billboard Magazine's Executive of the Year, Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith, are set to curate and produce "Black Panther: The Album". "Black Panther" is directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Oscar® victor Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira, among others.