Fans around the world have been waiting for this moment for a long time. It has been evident since the beginning of the summer that the big screen is making a comeback. The great Godzilla vs Kong duel should find out if the world is ready for the return of cinema. To test the profitability, Hollywood sent the two famous giants to test the water and the experiment succeeded. The legendary monsters became the first film in a long time to surpass the magical $100 million mark in the box office in the USA.
The film grossed more than $358 million worldwide. Therefore, we can describe the trial run as a success. Nothing should stand in the way of a big summer cinema. A little later, another reel proved that the numbers were reliable. A Quiet Place II got off to a brilliant start as the original and quickly brought in more than $150 million in the US alone. These were good prerequisites for releasing two more blockbusters that film fans have been waiting for more than a year.
First, the producers launched Fast & Furious 9 in cinema markets outside of the United States. The saga had developed into a worldwide super hit in recent years and did not disappoint this time either. In a short time, the film flushed half a billion dollars into the coffers of cinema operators and producers. That gave hope for the return of the film studio that had been dominant for years. Marvel Pictures achieved one hit after another with its comic book adaptations. But they also had to postpone the so-called phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe again and again. However, in July, the time had finally come.
Marvel Is Ringing the Tills
Black Widow hit the theatres around the globe, adding another chapter to the story of Natasha Romanoff. But the parent company Disney didn’t want to take too significant of a risk. For the first time, the producers did not have a blockbuster in the cinemas, Marvel fans had the opportunity to see the brand new strip in their living room at home on Disney+. However, a separate fee was implemented due to this.
But that did not stop many viewers from streaming Black Widow. On the contrary, the double start also paid off financially for Disney. The still young broadcaster announced concrete figures: during the first weekend of release, the company took in $60 million from streaming on Disney + alone. In addition, there was a successful theatrical release, which flushed 80 million dollars in the US and 78 million dollars worldwide. That is good news for Marvel; after all, there are films, which are already waiting for their release. This year alone, Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Eternals and Spider-man: No Way Home will hit theatres. In addition, Daniel Craig returns to the big screen for the last time as James Bond in November. If everything goes according to plan, cinema will make its big comeback this year.