In January, movie ticket company Fandango reported that Black Panther set a record for ticket presales for Marvel movies (beating out 2016’s Captain America: Civil War’s previous record), setting up it up for a massive box office haul that’s since surpassed $1 billion. Tickets for Marvel’s upcoming Avengers: Infinity War just went on sale on Friday, and Variety reports that the ticket sales for the film have already blew past Black Panther’s record — in just six hours.
Marvel released its final trailer for the superhero team-up movie yesterday in conjunction with the start of ticket sales, which comes out on April 27th. Variety says that Fandango released results from a user survey that showed a high level of excitement for the film, but also that Black Panther “made them more excited to see Avengers: Infinity War.”
The film will be one of the largest that Marvel Studios has released, starring many of the superheroes introduced in the franchise’s prior 18 films released in the last decade. This doesn’t come as a huge shock, but it does help anticipate that like Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War is on track to rake in a huge amount of money at the box office. Its predecessors, Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, grossed $1.5 billion and $1.4 billion, according to Box Office Mojo.