By Stephen Ippolito | July 25th, 2021
Marvel Studios’ Black Widow managed to earn $11.6M in North America in its third weekend of release. That tally was good enough for third place behind new releases Old ($16.5M) and Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins ($13.4M). Stateside the Scarlett Johansson-led film has now earned $154.8M overall, while globally, it crossed the $300M mark and sits at $314.9M.
By crossing the $150M mark domestically in under three weeks, Black Widow became the fastest film to do so in the pandemic era (F9). At this point, it looks like the Phase 4 film will struggle to cross the $200M mark. If it does fail, it will be the first MCU film to do so since 2015’s Ant-Man ($180M).
For the second weekend in a row, Disney has opted not to release the film’s earnings on Disney+ Premier Access. During the first weekend, the company announced that it earned over $60M in purchases on the streaming service. If you were to add that to its global total, the film would sit at $374.9M.
At the moment, Black Widow is currently second to last for an MCU film in overall worldwide box-office earnings ($314.9M). It sits behind Captain America: The First Avengers ($370M), Thor ($449M), and Ant-Man ($518M). The film will get a boost when it opens in China, but because of the pandemic, it looks like it will still be one of the studio’s lowest earners.