Disney has officially announced that Marvel Studios’ Black Widow has debuted to an estimated total of more than $215M globally this weekend, including $80M in domestic box office, $78M in international box office, and over $60M in Disney+ Premier Access consumer spend globally.

The film garnered several notable achievements in its opening weekend, including:

  • Black Widow is the largest domestic box office opening since the COVID-19 pandemic began and the largest domestic opening weekend since Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker in December 2019.
  • The combined theatrical and Disney+ Premier Access opening makes Black Widow the only film to surpass $100M in domestic consumer spend on opening weekend since the start of the pandemic.
  • It is the highest domestic opening weekend for a Marvel Cinematic Universe origin story after Black Panther and Captain Marvel.

“Once again, Marvel has delivered an exceptional film to the delight of fans worldwide with Black Widow achieving numerous milestones in the current marketplace,” said Kareem Daniel, Chairman, Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution. “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+.”

“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.

Marvel Studios continues its creative excellence across multiple parts of the Disney ecosystem. Black Widow follows the successful recent launches of the Disney+ original MCU series WandaVisionThe Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and Loki as well as the June 4th opening of Avengers Campus, the all-new Land at Disney California Adventure Park. To date, Marvel fans have streamed nearly 3 billion hours of content on Disney+.

This is the first time Disney has announced the financial details of a Disney+ Premier Access title, showing that the film has been a huge success using the duel release.  And this is only within 3 days of its release on Disney+ Premier Access.

“Black Widow” is the fifth film to be released on Disney+ Premier Access and it looks to be gaining momentum with each release.  Making it likely that the duel release strategy could continue after “Jungle Cruise”.

With “Black Widow”, Disney+ Premier Access costing $30, this means “Black Widow” must have been purchased by over 2 million Disney+ subscribers.

Did you watch “Black Widow” on Disney+ Premier Access or at cinemas?

Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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  1. Toni July 11, 2021

    Disney+ all they way Didn’t spend a dime on gas, I was able to snack on whatever I wanted, watched it on my own time and No rude people to deal with. Win win for streaming!

  2. Steve July 11, 2021

    I watched it from the comfort of my own bedroom, now twice. Note the "undercover" name Natasha is given on an ID and the name given at the beginning of the end of credit scene as her sister leaves the truck. It's stuff like that that made BW exceptional family faire, with Elsa and Anna as super spy sisters! With little kids not being eligible for vaccination yet, and their limited interest in the non-cartoon stuff, I am so glad to have this option. Had it not been an option I would have had to wait until the free run begins in four months.