BLACK WIDOW is the first big cinematic return to the theater for both Disney and the MCU and it came with big rewards touting a haul of over $215 globally for the film’s opening weekend. Uncharacteristically, Disney also broke down the totals with impressive receipts from popular Disney+ streaming network which claims $60M of that total. The domestic and international box office take was $80 and $78, respectively.
The nearly equal amounts of sales between theaters and Disney+ Premier Access may be cause for some concern to fans of the theater experience. While Disney did make more in theatrical take this weekend, that larger take is also split with the theaters that exhibited the film.
Other notable achievements for BLACK WIDOW opening weekend, include:
- BLACK WIDOW is the largest domestic box office opening since the COVID-19 pandemic began and the largest domestic opening weekend since Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker in December 2019.
- The combined theatrical and Disney+ Premier Access opening makes BLACK WIDOW the only film to surpass $100M in domestic consumer spend on opening weekend since the start of the pandemic.
- It is the highest domestic opening weekend for a Marvel Cinematic Universe origin story after Black Panther and Captain Marvel.
Marvel Studios continues an expansive rollout across multiple parts of the Disney ecosystem. BLACK WIDOW follows the successful recent launches of the Disney+ original MCU series WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier,and Loki as well as the June 4th opening of the all-new Land at Disney California Adventure Park, Avengers Campus. To date, Marvel fans have streamed nearly 3 billion hours of content on Disney+.
BLACK WIDOW is Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller which features Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow who confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
Scarlett Johansson who reprises her role as Natasha/Black Widow in the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour as Alexei aka The Red Guardian and Rachel Weisz as Melina. The film is directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige.
See it for Yourself
BLACK WIDOW is available now in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access in most Disney+ markets.