Disney broke the news in a press release, sharing that the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film has earned more than $ 215 million worldwide, including $ 78 million from the international box office.
Black Widow is also the biggest domestic box office opening since Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker in December 2019. Additionally, its combined opening in theaters and Disney + Premier Access made it the only film to surpass 100. million dollars in national consumer spending on opening weekend. since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Finally, it had the biggest national opening for any MCU origin story after Black Panther and Captain Marvel.
“Once again, Marvel has delivered an outstanding film to the delight of fans around the world, with Black Widow hitting many milestones in today’s market,” said Kareem Daniel, president of Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution. “Black Widow’s strong performance this weekend confirms our flexible distribution strategy of making franchise films available in theaters for a true cinematic experience and, as COVID concerns continue around the world, to deliver. a choice for consumers who prefer to watch at home on Disney +. ”
In our review of Black Widow, we said, “While it’s packed with action and humor, Marvel’s Black Widow still isn’t the stellar solo movie the Fallen Avenger deserves. “
For more on Black Widow, check out our after-credits scene and ending explainer, our look at Taskmaster’s true identity, and as we discuss Red Guardian and Captain America.
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