Fandango Sells 30% of Black Panther Tickets

Black Panther concept art./OSBORNE MACHARIA

With the release of "Black Panther", Matt, Deppe, & Ben Casey talk about Marvel Studios' slate of 2018 releases.

With "Black Panther" shattering records around the world and reaching box office heights that have eluded other African-American titles, the film could effect change in the movie industry by rewarding diversity in front of and behind the camera.

The tentpole, starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Ryan Coogler, has blown past its original tracking.

"Black Panther" came out in a red carpet premiere in Hollywood on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.

"Our share of the opening weekend box office for "Black Panther" points to Fandango's comprehensive coverage and ubiquity on all online and mobile devices, as well as social media platforms, wherever fans are discovering movies and looking to buy tickets", says Fandango President Paul Yanover.

Notably, Black Panther is Marvel Studios first major black Super Hero.

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The fervour for Black Panther caused Justin Timberlake's Man Of The Woods, last week's top seller, to drop to No. 2.

Monday's haul pushed "Black Panther's" four-day holiday total to a staggering $241.9 million in North America.

Theaters, in turn, was seemingly surprised by the avid reception the movie has gotten.

The buzz behind Black Panther was strong but that didn't means its massive opening weekend was any less impressive.

"Black Panther" is now showing in theaters everywhere, with critics over at Rotten Tomatoes giving it a score of 97 pecent.

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