The Walt Disney Company and actress Scarlett Johansson have settled their legal disagreement over the distribution of her Marvel superhero film “Black Widow,” according to a joint statement from the company and the actress.
The terms of the agreement between Disney and Johansson’s Periwinkle Entertainment company were not revealed.
Scarlett Johansson, 36, filed a lawsuit against Disney in July, alleging that the studio breached her contract by releasing the film on its subscription streaming service Disney+ at the same time it was in cinemas.
Her complaint, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claimed that the film’s dual-release plan had lowered her compensation, which she claimed was to be based in part on box office profits from an exclusive run-in theatres.
At the time, Disney replied that the case had “no merit” and that the company had followed the terms of Johansson’s contract.
Johansson’s lawsuit, according to the company, shows a “callous disregard” for the risks to viewers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The issue was closely monitored in Hollywood for prospective consequences as media companies try to entice users to their streaming services by offering premium content.
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According to Box Office Mojo, “Black Widow,” which premiered on July 9 in cinemas and for a $30 fee on Disney+, has generated more than $378 million in worldwide theatrical revenues. According to Disney, the film made nearly $60 million in streaming purchases in its first 20 days of release.
Johansson has appeared in nine Marvel blockbusters as a fictional Russian assassin-turned-Avenger superhero.
In 2018 and 2019, Scarlett Johansson topped Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s highest-paid actresses, with pre-tax earnings totaling $56 million from June 2018 to June 2019.