Just a few hours after we reported that tickets for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” were officially on sale through sites like Fandango and Atom Tickets, the Star Wars installment has breezed past “Black Panther” in first day early ticket sales.
Tickets for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” went on sale today on Fandango at 12:01 AM ET, and the film has already doubled the presales of Marvel’s “Black Panther” in its first 24 hours of sales (back on January 8). Considering that “Black Panther” made over $200M on opening weekend, and went on to make over $1.3B worldwide, that’s a very good sign for Disney. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” presales represent one of 2018’s best first day of pre-sales, second only to “Avengers: Infinity War,” which went on sale on Fandango on March 16.
It could help that today is official Star Wars Day, or that a Spring release for a Star Wars film is so rare, but fans seem more than just a little excited to see young Han Solo in action. If you are shopping through Fandango, each fan who buys one ticket or more on Fandango will receive a complimentary “Solo: A Star Wars Story” movie poster while supplies last. The exclusive poster is available as a free gift to Fandango ticket-buyers from the company’s movie merchandise marketplace, Fandango FanShop.
Fandango also had a few stats from their collective audience. According to a Fandango survey of more than 1,000 interested “Solo” moviegoers 85% say that Han Solo is one of their favorite “Star Wars” characters. The survey also revealed that 76% can’t wait to see Alden Ehrenreich as young Han Solo, and 73% are particularly excited to see Donald Glover as young Lando Calrissian. We can’t argue, Donald Glover seems like the perfect casting for the role.
The company also announced that Fandango ticketing launched today on the Google Assistant, so fans can now buy “Solo” tickets on the Google Assistant by using just their voices. Fandango ticketing can be accessed on any Google Assistant supported device, including smart speakers like the Google Home, Android phones, televisions, headphones and more.