Marvel Studios released Black Widow, its 24th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and the first since the pandemic began) to U.S. audiences this past Friday. It appears that Marvel fans and moviegoers have been eager to revisit the MCU on the silver screen, as Disney announced today that Black Widow managed to make $158 million ($80 million in domestic box office, $78 million in international box office) at theaters across the world this weekend. Black Widow also did well on Disney’s streaming service, earning $60 million via Disney+ Premier Access. As noted in Disney’s press release, Black Widow represents the largest domestic box office opening since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
“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.