Disney on Thursday called unfounded the lawsuit of actress Scarlett Johansson, who starred in Black Widow (2021), which she filed for the fact that the company launched the film on its streaming platform at the same time as the premiere in US theaters.
“Disney has fully complied with Ms Johansson’s contract. Moreover, the premiere of Black Widow on the Disney + platform has significantly increased her ability to earn additional cash beyond the $ 20 million she has received so far,” the statement said. company quoted by the Los Angeles Times.
According to The Wall Street Journal, under the terms of an agreement with Disney-owned Marvel Entertainment, Johansson was guaranteed that the film would only premiere in theaters, as part of the ticket proceeds constituted a significant portion of her royalties.
It is noted that the case could be a turning point in the entertainment industry, as it can change the current situation when preference is given to streaming platforms, because of which many actors are suffering losses.
This Marvel Comics movie premiered in the United States on July 9th. Currently, the box office in the United States has exceeded $ 156 million, the film has collected another $ 160 million in the rest of the world.