Scarlett Johansson plays Natasha Romanoff, AKA Black Widow, in Marvel’s “Black Widow”.
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“Black Widow” sold $ 13.2 million in preview tickets on Thursday, raising the bar for the box office of the pandemic era.
The wonder Film is expected to be between $ 80 million and $ 110 million in checkout entrances over the coming weekend.
“F9” raised $ 7.1 million and $ 7.1 million during its Thursday previews last month $ 70 million for its debut weekend, both were records for a film released in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Black Widow” earnings on Thursday matched the $ 15.4 million raised from “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and the $ 14.5 million raised from “Thor: Ragnarok” . Both films were released in 2017. “Spider-Man” fetched 117 million US dollars on its three-day opening weekend and “Thor: Ragnarok”, according to Comscore, reached 123 million US dollars.
The strong preview numbers – coupled with advanced ticket sales that are keeping up with several Marvel films released before the pandemic – suggest fans will see this feature hit the big screen, even though it’s available for $ 30 on Disney + is.
“This is the weekend Marvel fans have been waiting for, and their enthusiasm is reflected in Thursday’s preview figures, which point to potentially the best opening weekend of the pandemic-era for ‘Black Widow’,” said Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst at Comscore. “Despite its availability on Disney +, ‘Black Widow’ is undeniably a big screen event and once again proves the essence of the cinematic experience.”
The number of cinemas open to the public is still below the level of 2019. Before the weekend, around 81% of the cinemas will sell tickets, reports Comscore.
Regardless, Black Widow is headed for the biggest opening of the pandemic, and the industry is likely to see its highest total weekend box office sales since March 2020. This will be a massive step up from the $ 901,000 domestic box office grossed during the same weekend last year.