‘Black Widow’ Passes ‘F9’ As Highest-Grossing Film Domestically During Pandemic

F9 is still ahead globally.

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Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow solo film has topped F9: The Fast Saga to become the highest-grossing film during the COVID-19 pandemic at the domestic box office.

F9: The Fast Saga was one of the biggest blockbusters to come out this summer as the COVID-19 pandemic continues worldwide. Six weeks in, the ninth installment has grossed an impressive $169.8 million at the domestic box office for Universal. F9 had the highest domestic gross during the COVID-19 pandemic until Marvel Studios’ Black Widow swopped into theaters after several delays.

Black Widow is four weeks into its theatrical run and despite it also have a day and date release on Disney Plus, the Marvel prequel has surpassed F9: The Fast Saga with $170 million domestically. The film’s success comes as Scarlett Johansson laid a lawsuit on Disney over the streaming release. F9 is still ahead of Black Widow globally, with $643.3 million compared to the superhero film‘s $346.2 million.

Here is the synopsis for the latest Marvel Studios film:

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.

Directed by Cate Shortland from a script written by Eric Pearson based on a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, the Marvel film stars Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, Olivier Richters, and Rachel Weisz.

Black Widow is out now in theatres and Disney Plus via Premier Access. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding domestic and worldwide box office numbers, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Deadline

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.