As reported by Deadline, “Black Widow” had a highly successful preview night, bringing in a whopping $13.2 million on Thursday night alone. At this rate, the film is estimated to bring in between $80 million and $90 million in its three-day opening weekend. This early box office success far surpasses the previous record holder during the pandemic, “F9,” which brought in $7.1 million its stateside preview night back in June. With “Black Widow” at No. 1 and “F9” at No. 2 on the list of best Thursday-night preview pulls in the pandemic era, the third-place-holder is “A Quiet Place Part II,” whose preview night brought in $4.8 million, according to Deadline.
One more sign that “Black Widow” was going to be a certified hit came in the form of another record it broke. On July 7, just before the movie began its previewing showings on July 8, ticketing company Fandango announced that “Black Widow” has the best presale numbers of the year so far (via Deadline). While Fandango didn’t reveal the exact figures, the company did confirm that “Black Widow” had presale numbers that outpaced the pre-pandemic MCU films “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Doctor Strange.”
It looks like “Black Widow” is poised to make a huge box office splash in the weeks to come. The film is now playing in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access.