“Captain Marvel” tickets went on sale earlier this week, and fans have been scooping them up at a record pace. The tickets first went on sale on Monday, and in the first 24 hours, the film has surpassed a few of Marvel‘s most popular heroes. As of today, “Captain Marvel” ranks in third-place on Fandango’s Top MCU movie presales list, only falling behind “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Black Panther.”
Third-place is a great accomplishment, considering that the MCU holds gigantic releases like “Captain America: Civil War” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” “Captain Marvel” also beat “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” “The Avengers,” and “Doctor Strange,” in their first 24 hours of presales 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,” says Fandango Managing Editor 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.”
“Captain Marvel” was directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The duo worked on the screenplay with Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch.
For “Captain Marvel” to have the biggest opening in the MCU, the film will have to bring in over $257.7M domestically. That record was set by “Avengers: Infinity War” last year. If “Captain Marvel” wants to have the highest domestic opening in March, the film will have to make more than Disney‘s “Beauty and the Beast,” which made over $174.7M over its opening weekend. The second-highest domestic opening belongs to “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which brought in $166M.
“Captain Marvel” is set to hit theaters on March 8th.