It’s the biggest film debut since the health crisis. Disney and Marvel’s long-delayed film, “Black Widow,” grossed $80 million at the box office on its first weekend.
What’s more, the movie, starring Scarlett Johansson as the Russian-born spy-turned-superhero, raked in more than $60 million on Disney Plus. Subscribers shelled out an extra $30 to watch it on the streaming service’s Premier Access offering. The simultaneous opening in theaters and online was a first for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Black Widow” also performed well overseas.
Analysts say it was an impressive opening and an encouraging sign for Hollywood … given that not all theaters are open in what has been a brutal year for the industry.
Coming in a distant second for the weekend - Universal’s “F9: The Fast Saga.” Since it hit the silver screen three weeks ago, it has pulled in more than half a billion dollars worldwide.