Lupita Nyong'o couldn't score 'Black Panther' tickets after they sold out in 15 minutes

PHOTO: Lupita Nyongo at The National Board of Review Awards Gala, Arrivals, Jan. 9, 2018, in New York City.PlayMatt Baron/REX/Shutterstock
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Even Lupita Nyong'o couldn't nab opening night tickets to one of the most highly anticipated films of 2018, "Black Panther" -- and she's starring in it.

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The Oscar winner took to Twitter to reveal that after she promoted pre-sale tickets as available, she tried to get them herself but excited moviegoers had beat her to it.

"Yesterday, around 10:30, the 'Black Panther' tickets went on sale," she began in a video posted to Twitter Wednesday. "I put it on my social media, I was so excited. 'Get your tickets now!'"

PHOTO: Lupita Nyongo and Letitia Wright in Black Panther, 2018.IMDB
Lupita Nyong'o and Letitia Wright in "Black Panther," 2018.

Nyong'o, 34, continued, "Then it occurred to me, I should get tickets, too, so that I can be there when the movie hits theaters and I can experience it with everybody."

"15 minutes later -- I kid you not -- 15 minutes later, I was trying to purchase tickets and they are sold out," she said. "Sold out!"

"There were no seats and I was unable to buy tickets to see 'Black Panther' on opening night," Nyong'o added, astonished. "That's insane! 15 minutes? Wow!"

Along with Nyong'o, "Black Panther" stars Chadwick Boseman, who returns as T'Challa or Black Panther, ruler of Wakanda, a fictional African nation. Boseman debuted as Black Panther on the big screen last year in "Captain America: Civil War."

PHOTO: Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyongo, Daniel Kaluuya, Ryan Coogler, Letitia Wright, and Winston Duke at an event for Black Panther, 2018.IMDB
Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o, Daniel Kaluuya, Ryan Coogler, Letitia Wright, and Winston Duke at an event for "Black Panther," 2018.

The film also stars Michael B. Jordan's Erik Killmonger, a banished villian, looking to unseat T'Challa from the Wakandan throne.

"Black Panther," directed by Ryan Coogler, also stars Danai Gurira, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Sterling K. Brown and Daniel Kaluuya. It hits theaters Feb. 9.

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