Black Widow will be the first Marvel Studios (Spider-Man:Far From Home considered a Sony release) movie in theatres since their box office juggernaut Avengers: Endgame and we have some early idea of where it could land domestically when it opens in May.
BoxOffice has posted the first tracking for the solo film stating a range of $90-130 million. An impressive number but slightly behind solo debuts such as Captain Marvel ($153.4 million) and Black Panther ($202 million).
While these numbers are excellent, BoxOffice does point-out the “unknown climate” concerning the impact of the coronavirus domestically and could impact tracking in the future. Disney had pulled the original Chinese release date and was given a TBA listing for the time being in promos for the film.
As it stands, Disney doesn’t seem to be moving the domestic release date but if the coronavirus situation stateside gets worse (there could be a bigger call for limited public gatherings in the coming weeks) they might attempt to be more pragmatic.
Mulan certainly will be the guinea pig later this month, another Disney film that had to pull some international release dates.
It should be noted that No Time To Die had solid tracking recently in the range of $75-100 million which still led to the studio to bump the release date from April 8th to November 25th, reportedly leading to $30-50 million in losses.
Black Widow is set for release on May 1st.
In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
SOURCE: BOX OFFICE