Black Panther with It’s All Black Cast is Set to Break All Marvel Records
It doesn’t hit theaters until February 16, but the much anticipated much talked about movie, “Black Panther” is already outpacing all other superhero films ever made.
“Black Panther” is set to break records and advanced ticket sales show that the movie is on pace for a $200 million opening weekend. That would be a record for the popular Marvel Studios production franchise.
On Monday, January 29, “Black Panther” had it’ world premiere in Los Angeles. The film stars Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Michale B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Danai Gurira, Letita Wright, Sterling Brown, and Angela Bassett. The film is directed by Ryan Coogler who also directed “Fruitvale Station” and “Creed.”
In early January, Black Panther broke Civil War’s first-day advance ticket sales record among Marvel Comics movies. Advance sales for Black Panther have also passed “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” which was the previous number one Marvel movie in advance ticket sales.
As reviews from the pre-screenings hit social media, advance ticket sales are surging even higher. The movie is a one of a kind Marvel film in that it will futures an almost all Black cast and is expected to make even more money through merchandising and overseas box office.
Oscar Award winning actress Octavia Spencer announced on February 1 that she has once again bought out an entire theater in Mississippi to treat fans to “Black Panther” on her own dime.
“I will be in MS when this movie opens,” Spencer wrote in a Instagram caption on on her account under a picture showing a scene from the film and the words “Tickets Now Available.”
“I think I will buy out a theatre in an underserved community there to ensure that all our brown children can see themselves as a superhero,” Spencer added.
Marvel first debuted the Black Panther character in 1966 as their first black superhero.