July 14, 2021

Box Office: ‘Black Widow’ Should Top $100M Today

Black Widow jumped a decent 7% on its fifth day of release, earning $7.7 million on Tuesday to bring its cume to $95.219 million. So, yeah, barring a Wednesday crash, it should pass $100 million either today or at like 12:02 am tomorrow. The 7% jump is expected thanks to what I used to call in the pre-Covid days “cheap ticket Tuesday,” whereby most theater chains had discounts, bargains and related incentives for folks to show up in the middle of the week. That’s still in play, but I’m not shocked that it jumped less high than (among recent openers on this weekend) Minions (+30% in 2015 after a $115 million Fri-Sun debut) Spider-Man: Homecoming (+23% in 2017 after a $117 million launch) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (+43% in 2018 after a $76 million opening weekend).

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