Advance ticket sales to Marvel’s Black Panther are outpacing all superhero movies on Fandango.
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 February 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.