Hollywood actor/rapper Donald “Childish Gambino” Glover is making the anticipation for Black Panther even more intense. The hip-hop star has made a rare social media appearance to co-sign the must-see Marvel Studios flick.
Glover went to Twitter Tuesday (January 30) to gush over the new film’s brilliance and beauty.
Last night, Donald and key Black Panther stars attended the film’s red carpet world premiere in California.
Once advance tickets went on sale, Black Panther broke records in purchases.
Black Panther set records this morning, selling more advance tickets in its first 24 hours than any previous Marvel Studios movie, edging out Captain America: Civil War for the crown. What does this mean for the box office tracking for Black Panther? Well, Captain America: Civil War opened to $179 million in 2016, which could make that a good ballpark for Black Panther‘s opening weekend estimates. However, Civil War hit theaters in May while Black Panther gets an early start to the summer movie season in February — though it does fall neatly on the four-day President’s Day holiday. (Slash Film)
Big news this morning – #BlackPanther sold more advance tickets on @Fandango in its first 24 hours than any other MCU movie, besting previous record holder Captain America: Civil War. Long live the King! pic.twitter.com/JL1c28AgWm
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) January 10, 2018
Despite the hype, the must-see flick still faces an uphill battle to beat out stiff competition in February movie releases as the all-time box office leader.
Industry estimates do not believe at this point in time that Black Panther will emulate Civil War‘s opening despite the strong. If that’s the case, Black Panther would not only become the highest opening of all-time for a February release, besting Fox/Marvel’s R-rated Deadpool ($132.4M), but the best opening before summer. Currently, non-Disney estimates before tracking believe Black Panther will post a $80M-$85M start with a possible shot at $100M-plus. (Deadline)