Carol Danvers looks to be soaring towards a big opening this March, as Fadango reports Captain Marvel has officially entered its top three Marvel Cinematic Universe first day pre-sales, joining the likes of Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.
Tickets for the highly anticipated film officially went on sale Monday and, within the first 24 hours, Captain Marvel found itself rounding out Fandango’s Top Three MCU First Day Pre-Sellers. Ahead of the film is Black Panther, which takes second place, while Avengers: Infinity War snags the top spot. Both were Marvel Studios' biggest films last year.
All the more impressive is that Captain Marvel is currently outpacing the likes of fellow MCU heavyweights Captain America: Civil War and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, as well as Ant-Man and the Wasp, Thor: Ragnarok and Doctor Strange, in their first 24 hours of pre-sales through the popular ticketing website.
"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," Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis said in a statement. "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."
While tracking won't be online until at least a month out from release, it seems safe to say Marvel Studios has yet another box office hit on its hands with Captain Marvel.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as the commander of Starforce, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos, Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau, Algenis Perez Soto, McKenna Grace as young Carol, and Annette Bening in an undisclosed role. The film arrives March 8, 2019.