There is a brand new Marvel Cinematic Universe film playing in theatres across the globe and on Disney+ right now, and it is absolutely shattering records since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic back in early 2020.
Cate Shortland‘s Black Widow has managed to rake in a whopping weekend total of $215 million globally, the profits coming from both box offices from around the world as well as from the film’s release on Disney+’s Premium Access program. This makes it the largest domestic box office opening since the COVID-19 pandemic began and the largest domestic opening weekend since Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker in December 2019.
Also continuing to rake in the cash is Justin Lin‘s F9. Some people may have thought that a ninth movie would signal the end of the series. After all, how many times do audiences want to see car races? But it turns out quite a lot of them do, as the film has made $10.8 million at the box office this weekend.
Here’s the full list of the top ten films of the week:
- Black Widow – $80M – 4,160 theatres
- F9 – $10.88M (-53%) – 3,649 theatres
- The Boss Baby: Family Business – $8.7M (-46%) – 3,688 theatres
- The Forever Purge – $6.71M (-47%) – 3,058 theatres
- A Quiet Place Part II – $3M (-27%) – 2,359 theatres
- Cruella – $2.2M (-8%) – 1,875 theatres
- The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard – $1.06M (-47%) – 1,904 theatres
- Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway – $1.25M (-43%) – 1,958 theatres
- In the Heights – $630K (-47%) – 788 theatres
- Zola – $620K (-48%) – 1,401 theatres
Source: Box Office Pro