'Black Widow' Scores Biggest North American Opening Since Pandemic

The Disney and Marvel film earned a total of $218.8 Million USD at the box office.

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Disney and Marvel‘s Black Widow earned a total of $218.8 million USD at the box office for its opening weekend, scoring the biggest North American start since COVID-19 ravaged theaters.

According to reports, the Scarlet Johansson-led film opened with $78.8 million USD across 46 international territories, earning a worldwide total of $158.8 million USD. Black Widow also made a minimum of $60 million USD from its Disney+ premier, which priced the movie at $30 USD via Premier Access. “Black Widow’s strong performance this weekend affirms our flexible distribution strategy of making franchise films available in theaters for a true cinematic experience and, as COVID concerns continue globally, providing choice to consumers who prefer to watch at home on Disney+,” Kareem Daniel, Chairman of Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution, said in a statement.

Alan Bergman, Chairman of Disney Studios Content, added, “It’s incredible to see audiences enjoying Black Widow after two years without a new Marvel Studios film, and this spectacular opening weekend shows just how eager fans have been to see this beloved Avenger in her own story. There’s no question it’s been worth the wait – Cate Shortland, Scarlett Johansson, and the Marvel Studios team have delivered an exceptional film that continues a legacy of creative excellence as the Marvel Cinematic Universe expands and enters a new era.”

In related news, Scarlett Johansson shared that she has “no plans” to return as Black Widow.

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