Disney and Marvel's superhero adventure "Black Widow" captured a massive US $80 million in its first weekend, crushing the benchmark for the biggest opening weekend since the pandemic.
In a first for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the film opened simultaneously in theaters and on Disney Plus as part of the streaming service's Premier Access offering, where subscribers can rent "Black Widow" for an extra $30.
Disney reported that "Black Widow" generated more than US $60 million "in Disney Plus Premier Access consumer spend globally," marking the rare occasion in which a studio discloses revenues for digital rentals.
Overseas, "Black Widow" collected $78 million in its debut, boosting its global box office haul to $158 million.
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