Advance ticket sales through Sunday for Disney-Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever stands at $45M, around 20% behind Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness at a similar moment and 40% in front of Thor: Love & Thunder.

Doctor Strange 2 preceding its domestic opening of $187.4M had $85M in advance sales, while Thor: Love & Thunder had banked $48M of its $144.1M domestic opening by its preview Thursday. Prior to debuting to $202M more than 3-days in February 2018, Black Panther had $55M in advance tickets.

Don’t get obsessed about the percent behind or in front of advance ticket sales. Additionally, the sequel has such a lot of intensity, expect walk-up business. Wakanda Forever is expected to open to $175M-$185M, for a projected global debut of $355M-$365M. Rotten Tomatoes critics’ score remains at 90%.

We’ve heard advance ticket sales aren’t front-loaded for Black Panther 2 and are equally spread all through the upcoming holiday weekend. 52% of K-12 schools are off Friday for Veterans Day, so search for a boost stateside at the box office.

On the present Disney earnings call, CEO Bob Chapek, who has frequently promoted meeting the demands of the consumer in-home with Disney+, radiated at the top that the studio has “big plans for the big screen in 2023” preceding giving a holler to a shoutout to some of the big movies.