"Black Panther" just set a Marvel movie record

Also on Wednesday, the actress Nyong'o posted a video to her Instagram account in which she hyped Black Panther's pre-sales record and even said she'd had difficulty securing tickets for herself.

Advanced tickets for Marvel's Black Panther went on sale this week and quickly became Fandango's best-selling tickets to a MCU film to date. (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. "Coming into this movie you're seeing him dealing with the responsibility of becoming the new king".

Who knew that The Black Panther movie would be such a hit? Those not lucky enough to get a ticket for opening night will have to wait until February 16 to see the much-hyped superhero flick. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king-and Black Panther-is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.

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He's now won 12 straight, with his last defeat taking place in 2013 in a unanimous decision defeat against Conor McGregor. He last appeared at UFC 211, where a doctor's stoppage put an end to Yair Rodriguez's night after two rounds.

According to a few industry estimates before tracking (via Deadline), Black Panther will likely gross somewhere between $80-85 million, with a possible shot at over $100 million in its opening weekend.

Black Panther will debut in theaters on February 16, 2018. "Black Panther" is directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Oscar® victor Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira, among others. This will mark the first time that Lamar, whom Rolling Stone dubbed "the greatest rapper alive", will write, produce, perform and curate for a major motion picture.

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