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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.

Source: Disney

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  1. It might show how hard up people are for something new as well. It’s all a matter of perspective, now Stephen Dorff says, this movie ain’t so good and smoke electric cigs….

  2. [QUOTE=”Dogsofjune, post: 37591, member: 168″]
    A torrent of falloff in interest for sure….
    Those who torrent it wouldn’t have watched it in cinema anyway.

  3. Bingo. I think these numbers are inflated due to the lack of anything worthy of a “movie theater” experience.

  4. I almost pulled the trigger on Disney+ for it but then I read the Oct. 6 release date and decided I can wait. If I really enjoy it, I have doubts, I’ll order the 4K disc and call it a day.

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