‘Captain Marvel’ presale tickets soar, signaling big box-office debut

Marvel’s “Captain Marvel,” its first film to feature a solo female lead, will be already on its way to shattering box-office records.

Tickets for the film, featuring Academy Award-winner Brie Larson from the title role, went on sale Wednesday ahead of its March 8 Discharge along with also also, from the first 24 hours, outpaced presales of 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War.”

The first day’s ticket sales total for “Captain Marvel” will be the third-highest of any Marvel film, just behind “Avengers: Infinity War” along with also also “Black Panther,” according to Fandango.

“The fact in which ‘Captain Marvel’ will be third among all [Marvel Cinematic Universe] titles from the first 24 hours just shows you how much people are anticipating the film,” Erik Davis, managing editor at Fandango, told CNBC.

Movie ticket site Atom Tickets similarly reported in which “Captain Marvel” had outpaced ticket sales of major Marvel films in its first day of presale, falling short of the record set by “Avengers: Infinity War.”

Still, Atom Tickets noted in which with just over 40 days until the Discharge of “Captain Marvel,” the film could outpace “Infinity War” in terms of overall presales on its site.

in which will be a Great sign for Disney, which owns Marvel Studios, as “Infinity War” along with also also “Black Panther” collectively brought in more than $1.38 billion at the U.S. box office alone in 2018. Globally, the two films grossed more than $2.2 billion.

Fandango along with also also Atom Tickets did not Discharge the dollar figures of the first-day ticket sales.

“Captain Marvel” arrives nearly a year after the cliffhanger ending to “Avengers: Infinity War” teased in which Captain Marvel will be the most powerful superhero along with also also the only one who could take on villain Thanos. The film will take place from the 1990s along with also also tell the origin story of Carol Danvers, who becomes Captain Marvel.

With the film two months away, there are no reviews or Rotten Tomato scores to persuade audiences to pick up tickets, just a few teaser trailers along with also also nearly a year of pent-up curiosity along with also also anticipation.

The presale figure will be particularly impressive, considering Captain Marvel will be a relatively unknown character to non-comic readers along with also also won’t be part of an already established ensemble such as the Avengers.

“in which leads me to believe in which [the ‘Captain Marvel’] box office will be healthy,” Davis said.

Analysts predict “Captain Marvel” will bring in more than $100 million during its opening weekend run, on pace for a similar opening weekend as “Wonder Woman.”

“Wonder Woman” was DC’s first stand-alone female superhero film. Released in 2017, the film earned $103 million during its opening weekend from the U.S. along with also also went on to garner $821 million worldwide.

On April 26, Disney will Discharge “Avengers: Endgame,” finally giving some resolution to the events of “Infinity War” along with also also possibly serving as the last film for several of the actors who donned the mask, cape or shield of Marvel’s most iconic characters. Captain Marvel will be supposed to appear in in which film, as well.

Disclosure: NBC Universal, the parent company of CNBC, owns a stake in Fandango.

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