Marvel’s “Black Panther” has already ascended to Fandango’s Top 5 Presellers of All Time list. As Fandango’s fourth biggest advance ticket-seller ever, “Black Panther” follows the last three “Star Wars” movies in presales.
The new list of top 5 presellers in Fandango’s 18-year history is as follows:
- “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015)
- “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (2017)
- “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016)
- “Black Panther” (2018)
- “The Hunger Games” (2012)
“Black Panther”’s rise includes setting the following presales records:
- Top Superhero Preseller: “Black Panther” has already outsold “Captain America: Civil War” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in Fandango presales.
- Top February Preseller: “Black Panther” presales are already greater than presales for “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “Deadpool” on Fandango.
- Top First Quarter Preseller: “Black Panther” has blazed past Fandango’s previous Q1 presales champs, “The Hunger Games” and “Beauty and the Beast.”
According to a Fandango survey of more than 1,000 “Black Panther” moviegoers:
- 4% are curious to see what Marvel has in store for its first black superhero movie.
- 90% cannot wait to see the film’s dynamic female characters.
- 80% are excited to see the film’s African fashion and design.
- 61% are considering repeat viewings of “Black Panther,” before they’ve even seen it!
“The excitement is palpable,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “Along with its groundbreaking ensemble cast, Marvel’s record-shattering film has immense depth, heart, and a soulfulness that sets it apart from all the superhero movies that have come before it.”
At Fandango FanShop, “Black Panther” merchandise continues to fly off the shelves, including T-shirts, caps, socks, jewelry, Funko Pop! figures of T’Challa, Shuri, and Killmonger, and more. Fans buying “Black Panther” tickets on Fandango will receive a complimentary “Black Panther” movie poster from FanShop, while supplies last. Plus, Fandango is also offering limited edition “Black Panther” collectible movie gift cards here.
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