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North American 2021 summer box office up 893% on 2020, down 59.7% on 2019

Disney/Marvel Studios’ Black Widow tops summer charts.This year’s summer box office season in North America generated $1.752bn according to Comscore for an 892.7% increase over summer 2020, while a 59.7% drop against summer 2019 shows there is still a long way to go before box office can approach pre-pandemic levels.Thirty-seven films were released in more […]

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‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Moves Up Release Date

Sony Pictures has once again moved the release date of “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” announcing on Monday that it will be pushed up two weeks from Oct. 15 to Oct. 1. It was initially slated to premiere Sept. 24.The move keeps the Marvel tentpole film in what is expected to be a busy October […]

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‘Shang-Chi’ Tops Muted Korea Box Office Weekend

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” Marvel’s first movie with an Asian superhero, topped the South Korean box office over its first weekend. But it failed to lift Korean cinema-going to new heights.The film grossed $4.75 million over the opening weekend, according to data from Kobis, the tracking service provided by the Korean […]

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Elizabeth Olsen Says ‘Good for You’ to Scarlett Johansson for Her Disney Lawsuit

One of the more surprising things about Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney over alleged lost revenue on account of the studio moving “Black Widow” to Disney+ is that few of her Marvel Cinematic Universe costars have publicly backed her. Well, now one more or less has: Elizabeth Olsen, star of this year’s Disney+ Marvel hit […]

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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Trailer: Peter Parker & Doctor Strange Explore The MCU’s Multiverse

2021 has been an arguably difficult year for Marvel. It’s yielded four successful and largely well-received DIsney+ series (“WandaVision” especially), but the big-screen story thus far has been challenged. “Black Widow” underperformed at the box office (in part because it was available on Disney Premier Access), and “Shang Chi” looks poised to do the same […]

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Elizabeth Olsen Is “Worried” About Theaters Only Showing Blockbusters & Awards Films In The Future

With new Marvel Studios projects arriving on a semi-regular basis yet again (especially with Disney+ series), we’re likely going to see a lot of MCU actors getting asked about the Scarlett Johansson lawsuit against Disney (regarding “Black Widow” box office totals) and how this pandemic might affect the future of theatrical releases. And one of […]

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Denis Villeneuve Defends Scarlett Johansson’s Disney Lawsuit & Wants Theatrical Exclusivity Added To His Future Contracts

“Dune” director Denis Villeneuve is starting to do various press for the upcoming film and was eventually asked about the Scarlett Johansson/Disney lawsuit by the French-Canadian outlet La Presse.Read More: ‘Black Widow’: Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over Breach Of Contract Due To Streaming Release; May Lose $50 Million In BonusesAs you’ve likely heard, the lawsuit […]

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Scarlett Johansson and Disney Go to War Over ‘Black Widow’ Lawsuit: ‘A Misogynistic Attack’

The Walt Disney Company is taking Scarlett Johansson to task over her lawsuit against the Mouse House regarding the day-and-date streaming release of “Black Widow,” which she filed in July — and the studio is claiming the film made $125 million in “streaming and download retail receipts,” a rare admission of non-theatrical grosses. As reported […]

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