Saturday, May 5, 2018

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Tops 'Black Panther' For 24 Hour Ticket Presales in 2018

By: Benjamin Hart

As of May the 4th, tickets for Solo: A Star Wars Story are now on sale! After a troubled production and a director switch halfway through production, it looks like things are looking up for the film. While many have questioned exactly how successful Solo will be upon it's release, I think this latest bit of news bodes well for the film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fandango and Atom Tickets have reported that Solo has moved to #2 on the chart for most tickets presold within 24 hours. While Avengers: Infinity War sits at #1 on the list, Solo beat out Marvel's other 2018 blockbuster, Black Panther, which soared to the top of the same list earlier this year. Black Panther went on to become the highest grossing movie of the year, earning $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office. Solo has now presold twice as many tickets as Black Panther did, which is a most impressive feat.

This sounds very promising for Solo, which is already expected to take in $160 million for its opening weekend alone. I think it's a safe bet that Solo will be one of the biggest and most successful films of 2018.

Solo: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters on May 25th and stars Alden Ehrenreich (Hail Caesar!)  as Han Solo, Joonas Suotamo (The Last Jedi) as Chewbacca, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Qi'Ra, Woody Harrelson (True Detective) as Beckett, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) as L3-37, Thandie Newton (Westworld) as Val, and Paul Bettany (The Avengers) as Dryden Vos.  The film is directed by Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind), with a script by Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back) and his son Jon Kasdan (The First Time).

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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