Scarlett Johansson, who stars in Black Widow, has sued Disney for breach of contract. The actress disagrees that the Marvel film premiered in theaters and on the Disney+ streaming service on the same day.
At the beginning of July, the Marvel movie came Black Widow out in the halls. But the film also appeared on streaming service Disney+. And therein lies the problem, according to Johansson. Her contract would have stated that the film would have to appear exclusively in cinemas.
Disney intentionally violated the agreement with Marvel, which prevented Ms. Johansson from taking full advantage of her deal with Marvel. Variety from the indictment. The amount that the actress receives for the film largely depends on how many cinema tickets are sold.
Disney announced in March that the film would premiere in theaters and via its own streaming service on the same day. Disney+ subscribers must pay to watch the film.
The indictment also states that Disney’s decision prevented Marvel from paying Johansson “very large box office bonuses,” leaving the actress’ earnings low. To date, ticket sales for the film have raised around $319 million (almost 270 million euros) worldwide. That’s one of the lowest yields of a Marvel movie.