Black Panther Star Unable to Get Tickets For Opening Night

  • Black Panther Star Unable to Get Tickets For Opening Night

Black Panther Star Unable to Get Tickets For Opening Night

Unfortunately, Black Panther star Lupita Nyong'o might not be one of them.

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.

Also on Wednesday, the actress Nyong'o posted a video to her Instagram account in which she hyped Black Panther's pre-sales record and even said she'd had difficulty securing tickets for herself. A movie retailer is now revealing that the movie has pre-sold more tickets than any other in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 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). Black Panther opens on February 16, which is part of the four-day President's Day holiday weekend and adjacent to Valentine's Day which falls on a Wednesday this year.

The former record was held by Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War", in which Chadwick Boseman's King T'Challa, known as "Black Panther", made his first onscreen appearance. Long live the King!

Black Panther will be released in theaters on February 16th, 2018.

Industry estimates do not believe at this point in time that Black Panther will emulate Civil War's opening despite the strong.

Last week, buzz developed over Top Dawg and Kendrick Lamar getting nabbed for the Marvel Studios project. The character first appeared onscreen in Civil War a year ago, and the new film is already generating loads of buzz thanks to director Ryan Coogler (Creed) and a loaded cast that also includes Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, and Angela Bassett.