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Scarlett Johansson and Disney settle on pay for ‘Black Widow’

October 1 (WNN) — Scarlett Johansson and Walt Disney Studios have reached an agreement over streaming payments for the superhero movie “Black Widow.”

Johansson sued the company for streaming the film the same day it hit theaters, alleging that it paid her a bonus of nearly $50 million and violated her contract.

She has played Black Widow in eight films, and will continue to work with Disney. Disney Studios Content President Alan Bergman said Disney would cast him in several upcoming films, including one based on the Tower of Terror, according to an agreement.

The lawsuit, filed by Johansson, states that Disney promised to wait 90 to 120 days for “Black Widow” to appear in theaters before releasing it on the Disney+ platform in early July. Go.

The film earned $158 million in its first three days and $60 million on Disney+. Its total ticket sales of $379 million are the lowest since Disney released “The Incredible Hulk” in 2008.

Industry estimates suggest that “Black Widow” may have generated more than $1 billion in global ticket sales.

Although Johansson demanded $80 million on top of her base salary of $20 million, the terms of the settlement were not made public.

Last month, Disney said the remainder of its 2021 films would be shown in theaters for 45 days before streaming.


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