The Disney film starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt exceeded expectations by pulling in over $34.2 million in North America over the weekend.
Johansson’s potential earnings were tied to the box office performance of the film, which the company released simultaneously in theatres and on its streaming service Disney+ for a $30 rental.
"Black Widow" – which finally gives Scarlett Johansson's Russian assassin-turned-superhero Natasha Romanoff her own spin-off – has been sitting "in the can" since May 2020, as parent company Disney waited for theatres to reopen.
Walt Disney Co on Wednesday postponed the release of superhero movie "Black Widow" and Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" until 2021, a setback to cinema operators hoping for a late-year surge in moviegoing.
The revised schedule confirmed eagerly awaited Marvel movies "Black Widow" and "The Eternals," as well as the latest "Thor" and "Doctor Strange" sequels, have all been pushed back as the virus shutters theaters around the world.
Disney also put off the releases of “David Copperfield" (May 8) and “The Woman in the Window” (May 15).
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