‘Black Widow’ Shatters Pandemic-Era Box Office Record

Black Widow (Credit: Disney-Marvel)

Marvel’s Black Widow slayed the competition at the weekend box office, setting a new pandemic-era opening record of $80 million dollars.

The long-awaited Disney release opened in 4,160 theaters across North America, ringing up a massive per location average of $19,231, according to box office tracking company Comscore.

Scarlett Johansson returns as Natasha Romanoff (aka Black Widow). The film also stars Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, Olga Kurylenko, William Hurt, Ray Winstone, Rachel Weisz. Cate Shortland directed the film.

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The female-led superhero saga easily crushed the previous pandemic-era opening set by F9: The Fast Saga, which debuted domestically with $70 million on June 25.

Elsewhere at the box office this weekend, F9 slid to second place with $10.8 million. Boss Baby 2: Family Business was third with $8.7 million in its second week in theaters. It was followed by The Forever Purge in fourth place with $6.7 million and A Quiet Place Part II rounded out the top five with $3 million.

Check out the box office chart below courtesy of Comscore.

Box Office Chart Week of 7/11/2021. (Courtesy of Comscore)