‘Black Widow’ Soars to Pandemic Box Office Record

Even with an option to watch “Black Widow” at home, audiences went to the movie theater in pandemic record numbers this weekend to catch the first Marvel movie released in two years.

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This image released by Marvel Studios shows Scarlett Johansson in a scene from "Black Widow." (Jay Maidment/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)
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Even with an option to watch “Black Widow” at home, audiences went to the movie theater in pandemic record numbers this weekend to catch the first Marvel movie released in two years. The Walt Disney Co. said Sunday the superhero pic generated an estimated $80 million in ticket sales in North America. Combined with $78 million from international theaters and at least $60 million in Disney+ Premier Access rentals, “Black Widow” grossed over $215 million…

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