In its first day of advance ticket sales on Fandango, Disney/Marvel’s Captain Marvel is ranking third in the online seller’s record books for top Marvel Cinematic Universe movies after Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther, which quite frankly is fantastic.
While distributors don’t exactly trumpet advance ticket sales as an exact bellwether for opening weekend B.O. prospects, Infinity War went on to become the biggest opening in U.S./Canada of all-time at $257.7M while Black Panther is 6th on the 3-day openers list with $202M. Last year at this time when Black Panther was pacing ahead of Captain America: Civil War‘s first day sales, many box office sources said the same thing: Don’t assume that great pre-sales will translate into a record weekend. However, it’s pretty safe to say that Captain Marvel is bound for a $100M-plus opening glory. We haven’t seen a Marvel movie since last July’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. Captain Marvel opens on March 8.
Tickets for Captain Marvel went on sale on Monday at 6PM EST. The movie directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and starring Oscar winner Brie Larson in the title role is also besting the first 24-hour sales of such Marvel Cinematic Universe movies like Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok and Doctor Strange on Fandango.
“We’re seeing fantastic advance ticket sales for ‘Captain Marvel’ because it’s a historic film for Marvel Studios, one that fans have been waiting to see for a decade,” said Fandango’s Erik Davis. “As the studio’s first female-driven superhero film, ‘Captain Marvel’ is a benchmark moment for the genre, for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and for star Brie Larson, who will play the most powerful Marvel superhero to date.”