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'Black Panther' sets Marvel record with advance ticket sales

ANI  |  Los Angeles [U.S.A] 

Marvel is all set to continue its success with upcoming 'Black Panther', because the directorial is already breaking records before it has even hit cinemas.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, reports that it has smashed the ticket site's record for Marvel movie presales in a film's first 24 hours.

The movie opened for advance ticket sales at the start of the week, and has already overtaken previous top-seller 'America: Civil War'.

said in a statement, "is riding an incredible wave of momentum right now. It's one of the biggest and most anticipated movies to ever open in the month of February, and its trailers have electrified the Internet. Tickets have been going fast ever since presales started on late Monday."

Lupita Nyong'o, who plays Nakia in the movie, posted a video to her account in which she hyped Black Panther's pre-sales record and even said she'd had difficulty securing tickets for herself.

The movie is the first standalone to focus on the titular character, the superhero alias of T'Challa of the fictional country Wakanda, portrayed by

The cast also includes Michael B. Jordan, and in pivotal roles.

The flick is set to hit theatres on February 16.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 14:15 IST