Lupita found that out the hard way and shared a video where she explained to her 4.3 million followers that she tried to purchase a ticket to watch the film with fans only to see they sold out in 15 minutes. Others, including TheRoot.com writer Clarkisha Kent, have been talking about how "Black Panther remains socially and culturally relevant".
Apart from the Deadpool surpass, Black Panther also stands a chance of posting the biggest opening weekend collection before the summer releases begin.
Deadline reports Black Panther is already beating out Captain America: Civil War as Fandango's best-selling MCU title in the first 24 hours of presales. Since then, fans and the black community at large have been rooting for the film, which is Marvel's first full-length superhero movie with a almost all-black cast.
Marvel's Black Panther is set for release on February 16, and it's already on track to be the biggest, Blackest movie of the year.
Captain America: Civil War, which featured an epic battle with almost all of Marvel's heroes and the long-awaited debut of Tom Holland's Spider-Man, was the previous record holder in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
A GoFundMe campaign to secure Black Panther tickets for kids in Harlem has done far better than expected.
In his upcoming solo film, T'Challa returns to his country, the fictional African nation of Wakanda, and takes the mantle of king following his father's unfortunate death. Rounding out the cast are Winston Duke as the merciless warrior M'Baku, Andy Serkis as the black-market arms dealer and smuggler Ulysses Klaue, and Michael B. Jordan as the central antagonist Erik "Killmonger" Stevens.
Frederick Joseph launched a GoFundMe campaign earlier this month to help young students "see a black major cinematic and comic book character come to life", he wrote on the campaign's page.
The movie opens everywhere February 16; the club is now booking screenings for the kids the following week.
Black Panther roars into theaters on February 16, 2018.