MoviePass says it has bought over 1 million tickets for Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

  • MoviePass told Business Insider that Marvel’s “Black Panther” has been its best-selling movie since it dropped its price in August.
  • The service has sold over 1 million tickets for the movie.
  • It’s yet another honour for “Black Panther,” which has already broken several box-office records and reached $US1 billion globally since coming to theatres last month.

Marvel’s “Black Panther” is a box-office phenomenon and has already reached $US1 billion worldwide after just a month in theatres. But on top of all of its records, the movie is also the top-selling movie with MoviePass subscribers.

In data provided to Business Insider by MoviePass (and its majority owner Helios and Matheson Analytics), “Black Panther” was listed as the service’s highest-selling movie with over 1 million tickets sold (in the period since August, when MoviePass drastically lowered its price).

Subscribers to MoviePass – which allows users to see one movie a day for $US9.95 a month – took full advantage of the service in seeing the superhero film about T’Challa (played by Chadwick Boseman), the king of a secret, scientifically advanced African nation called Wakanda, who is also its super-powered protector (the Black Panther).

The film broke box-office records when it first opened as the biggest February opening of all time, and the best opening yet for a movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a four-day weekend of $US242 million.

It didn’t take long for the film to reach $US1 billion globally and it has remained at the top of the domestic box office for five straight weekends, a first since 2009’s “Avatar.”

Audiences obviously love this movie, and perhaps MoviePass even pushed moviegoers to see it multiples times.

We’ll see if “Black Panther” can remain at the top of MoviePass’ list, though. Marvel’s next film, “Avengers: Infinity War,” comes to theatres April 27 and already broke Fandango’s record for fastest-selling advance tickets of a superhero movie – a record previously held by “Black Panther.”