Black Widow joins other titles in the pandemic’s century club including Universal’s F9 (8 days to the mark), Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II (15 days), and Warner Bros/Legendary’s Godzilla vs. Kong (12 weekends).
Black Widow made $5.5M yesterday, 10% ahead of F9‘s first Wednesday of $5M. The MCU pic’s running total now counts $100.7M. The Scarlett Johansson movie notched the best domestic opening during the pandemic of $80.3M, and posted the best Monday and Tuesday we’ve seen to date since the Covid era began in mid-March 2020 respectively with $7.16M and $7.6M.
After posting a near $40M opening day (including Thursday previews), many in the industry believed that Black Widow would touch $90M+. Disney is typically conservative on their projections, however, they knew with the Disney+ Premier day-and-date theatrical factor, that the MCU Russian spy’s weekend fate lied in the $80M-range. As such, Black Widow fell 41% from Friday to Saturday ($23.3M) by 41%. Disney for the first time ever reported a Disney+ Premier opening global revenue of $60M for the film. All in with Black Widow‘s overseas opening weekend gross, global Disney+ Premier and box office monies for the film amounted to $219M. We heard that $60M WW Disney+ Premier number leaned heavier in regards to its U.S. spend. Disney reported that Black Widow‘s Disney+ and domestic B.O. first weekend “surpassed $100M”. Third party streaming analytics corp Samba TV measured that 1.1 U.S. terrestrial TV households tuned into Black Widow which translates into an estimated near $33M.
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Black Widow is expected to repeat its No. 1 slot at the box office this weekend with an estimated $24M-$28M take.