Captain America: Civil War has held the record since 2016 and Black Panther has beaten it
Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther is already set to have a huge debut at the box office in February. Fandango reports that the first 24 hours of ticket presales for the film were the largest it’s ever seen for a Marvel movie.
The record was previously held by Captain America: Civil War, which was released in 2016. In a press release, Fandango also reported results from a user survey. Black Panther was 2018’s second most-anticipated movie (behind Avengers: Infinity War) and that star Chadwick Boseman was the most-anticipated standalone comic book movie hero.
The social media excitement around Black Panther has been unavoidable in recent months. Kendrick Lamar recently announced that he produced the soundtrack at the Ryan Coogler’s personal request, and debuted a new song with Vince Staples as part of the film’s latest TV spot.
The first full trailer was viewed 89 million times in its first 24 hours. And year-end data compiled by Twitter showed that Black Panther was the ninth most tweeted about film of 2017. The only one on the list that hadn’t even been released yet.