While theatres are slowly reopening, Disney has announced how much Marvel’s Black Widow made during it’s opening weekend.
As of today, Black Widow made around $215 million globally, which breaks down to $80M domestic, $78M international and $60M from Disney+ Premier Access.
“Once again, Marvel has delivered an exceptional film to the delight of fans worldwide with Black Widow achieving numerous milestones in the current marketplace,” said Kareem Daniel, Chairman, Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution. “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+.”
In addition to those numbers, Black Widow had the largest domestic box office opening since the COVID-19 pandemic began and since Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker in December 2019.
“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,” said Alan Bergman, Chairman, Disney Studios Content.
It’s also the highest domestic opening weekend for a Marvel Cinematic Universe solo film since Black Panther and Captain Marvel.
While Disney hasn’t said anything about future Marvel films having a duel theatre and Disney+ Premier Access release but it’s not out of the realm of possibility.
Marvel’s Black Widow is in theatres now and Disney+ Premier Access for $34.99 CAD ($29.99 USD). An active Disney+ subscription is required for Premier Access.
The next film in the MCU is Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on September 3rd, 2021, which isn’t confirmed for Premier Access but will have a shortened 45-day theatrical window.