Black Panther is definitely the most anticipated feature film of 2018. The film doesn’t premiere until February 16th, but Marvel’s 18th film in their cinematic universe is already projected to perform marvelously (see what I did there) at the box office.
Ryan Coogler’s film is reportedly on track to open with anywhere from $100 to $120 million at the North American box office in its debut week.
The projections may have something to do the number of advance tickets selling out on Fandango and other ticketing sites. According to reports, Black Panther sold more advance tickets than Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War with $179 million in sales during its 2016 opening.
Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, aka Black Panther, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Danai Gurira, and more.