Disney The film company responded to the lawsuit

Scarlett Johansson in the movie Black Widow

Scarlett Johansson, 36, who just yesterday filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against Disney, received the first reaction from the management of the film company. Recall, Scarlett was outraged that the premiere of the film "Black Widow" (Black Widow) took place simultaneously in cinemas and streaming service, while Johansson's fee depends only on the box office in cinemas. According to the plaintiff, the contract provided for the premiere only in cinemas - there was no talk of the premiere on the channel in the agreement. Scarlett's lawyers believe that because of this move, the actress lost more than $ 50 million.

- says Johansson's lawsuit.

Disney, however, considered her claims unfounded and in its response, published by The Los Angeles Times, announced the already paid to the actress a fee in the amount of $ 20 million.

- answered in the Disney company.

- approved by the management of Disney.

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Black Widow was supposed to be this summer's most anticipated film. However, the film's total box office grossed just $ 264 million, the largest drop in its second weekend in the history of the MCU. The National Association of Theater Owners in the United States attributes the decline in Black Widow's profits to a new hybrid rental model at Disney, in which the film is simultaneously released in theaters and online.

In addition to Scarlett Johansson, Briton Florence Pugh played one of the main roles in the film. The events of the film unfold before what is happening in the movie "Avengers: War of Infinity", but after the events of the film comic book "The First Avenger: Confrontation".

Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh in Black Widow

Earlier, Scarlett Johansson announced that "Black Widow" will be her last role in the MCU. The actress, who is expecting a child from her 39-year-old husband Colin Jost, decided to part with her heroine, it seems, not on the most cheerful note.

Scarlett Johansson with her husband Colin Jost
Scarlett Johansson with her husband Colin Jost

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The answer is not serious. Something like, "What does she feel sorry for or what?"


Natusya, yeah, it's a pity that we get more, and you get less))

I saw this movie. Any actress could have been in Scarlet's place, there is nothing to play there. But what Wishlist?

a contract is a contract. The box office suffered just because of the premiere on the service.

spadarstva, Scarlett was called for the sake of her name, her name was supposed to attract the audience to this dull film, so Scarlett has the right to inflate the price tag.
The Disney contract must be respected.

zucotuco, so is the income not prescribed in the contract in advance? If she has 20 million registered, why does she demand more? Disney had the right not to mention the online show?

Eddy, There's% more from the rental, and Disney's rental failed.

zucotuco, but their statement is not very clear:
"The release of Black Widow on Disney + with a premium subscription has significantly increased her ability to earn additional cash beyond the $ 20 million she has received so far," if she is only owed a percentage of the box office box office.

spadarstva, with any actress there would be no such fees. And if the Company did not think so, they would have taken another actress, do not hesitate, cheaper

spadarstva, such as are prescribed in the contract

spadarstva, Scarlet is a top actress, so they shoot her, it's not about the role of the story, but about the fact that she is a movie arrival and is interesting to the viewer

Somehow Scarlett's situation does not arouse sympathy.

And none of the parties think that such fees are a consequence of the fact that the film came out average? A merged villain, plot holes, and a story that is several years late - it all shows. That no one was particularly soared over the film and the studio, together with the producers, hoped that the Marvel badge in the opening credits would make it possible to collect a good box office, but as you can see, somewhere the plan failed.

Blue-jeans-white-shirt, I agree, the pandemic of course prevented them, the film was supposed to be released that year. And after WandaVision and Loki, CHV looks like a very passable film.

Irka-tlt, I think, even if the film had been released before the pandemic, it would still not have become a big hit. The ideal was to release it as a transition between Confrontation and Infinity War, or to make a full-length film about Natasha and the mission in Budapest, which all the fans were counting on. And now even loyal fans are wondering why they had to wait so long for a passing solo album of a character who, moreover, left the universe.

Blue-jeans-white-shirt, And it doesn't matter if she can squeeze more out of them, because not like in the contract, she will do it, quite possibly she would have applied for them for the same even if the fees were off scale .. Just because they violated

prosto_tak, it seems to me that if the box office were off scale, Scarlett would not care even if Disney released the film immediately on discs along with the distribution, plus it should be borne in mind that the news about mixed distribution was back in the spring. But then Scarlett was not worried about a breach of contract, as no one expected such disappointing results from one of the anticipated films of the year.

just at the time of a pandemic, people are sitting hungry and would rush to the cinema, if anything was decent. Everyone is tired of watching on home TV. And the fact that the fees are so dull suggests one thing that the film is really dull. I got ready, but I read the reviews and I won't even watch it on home TV

Again blacks are offended

octopussy, ahahha not bad)

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