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Disney’s ‘Black Widow’ Debuts With Impressive $158 Million In Theaters Globally

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Reportedly, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) and Marvel’s superhero adventure “Black Widow” recorded a massive $80 million in its first weekend, beating records for the biggest opening weekend since the pandemic. The film opened simultaneously in theaters and on Disney Plus on July 7 with Premier Access, where subscribers paid an extra $30, to rent “Black Widow”. More than $60 million was reported “in Disney Plus Premier Access consumer spend globally,” making it a rare event in which a studio discloses revenues for digital rentals. Overseas, “Black Widow” collected $78 million in its debut, resulting in a global box office haul of $158 million.

The entertainment giant didn’t share viewership data for the previously released “Cruella” starring Emma Stone and the animated “Raya and the Last Dragon,” which also premiered simultaneously in theaters and on Disney Plus.

In a statement on Sunday morning, Disney’s media and entertainment distribution chairman Kareem Daniel stated “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 Plus.”

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(Read Original Story: Box Office: Marvel's 'Black Widow' Debuts With Dazzling $80 Million in Theaters, $60 Million on Disney Plus in Reuters)


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