Even though it doesn’t open until Thursday night, Captain America: Civil War is already blowing advanced ticket-sale records out of the water.
The Disney-Marvel movie has the highest-ever advanced ticket sales for a superhero movie on online ticket platform Fandango. Civil War comprises 90% of the upcoming weekend’s ticket sales, according to Variety. That tops previous superhero flicks like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Overall, Civil War is expected to rack up ticket sales of around $200 million this weekend. It already earned more than $224 million in international ticket sales when it debuted last week in many markets, according to Deadline.com, which also said the moviemakers hope it nets $20 million on Thursday night showings alone.
The movie, which has Chris Evans’ Captain America facing off against Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, has a review score of 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, which beats out other popular superhero flicks like The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Deadline points out that Civil War has a few other things going for it that could help boost its numbers, as well: It’s being shown in thousands of IMAX and 3-D theaters, and it’s debuting when lots of college kids are off from school.