Published: Thu, January 11, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Even Lupita Nyong'o Can't Get Black Panther Tickets

Even Lupita Nyong'o Can't Get Black Panther Tickets

On Wednesday, it was revealed that advanced ticket sales for Black Panther are beating those of 2016's Marvel hero mash-up movie Captain America: Civil War, indicating that the film will make major waves at the box office come February. The third Captain America film went on to gross over $1.2 billion worldwide.

In a recent Fandango survey of more than 8K moviegoers, Black Panther was voted as one of the year's top two most anticipated movies, ranking second only to Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War which opens on May 4. The film hits theaters February 16.

Nygong'o added that the ticket-selling site (likely the aforementioned Fandango) she was using kept displaying an error as she tried to scoop up tickets, and each time she started the buying process over again, there were fewer and fewer seats available for purchase.

Today, Nyong'o took to her Twitter account to express her utter delight and exasperation that she couldn't buy tickets to the movie in which she stars as Nakia, a badarse Wakandan warrior who moonlights as a super spy.

"The amount of responsibility that he has as a superhero and as a king, to me that's one of the most fun things", Boseman says. "I'm gonna burn it all". Coincidentally the Black Panther was in this movie too.

Director Ryan Coogler, best known for helming 2015's Creed and 2013's Fruitvale Station, recently talked about the importance of the film and how it transcends the superhero genre, telling Rolling Stone, "I think the question that I'm trying to ask and answer in Black Panther is, 'What does truly mean to be African?'" the filmmaker recently told Rolling Stone.

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