“Black Panther 2” Has Already Sold $45 Million in Advance Tickets

We already know “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is going to be a box office BEAST.  And here’s the proof you DIDN’T need:  It’s already sold $45 million in advance tickets.

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By Friday, advance sales could be in the $60 million to $65 million range . . . which is more than the $55 million in advance sales that the original “Black Panther” raked in.

“Wakanda Forever” is expected to open with AT LEAST $175 million in the U.S., although some experts are predicting up to $200 million . . . plus anywhere from $155 million to $195 million internationally.