After several rescheduling due to the health crisis, the movie Black Widow hit theaters and on the Disney Plus platform. The numbers did work in his favor, but how did his performance compare to the other films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe according to the critics of Rotten Tomatoes?
Black Widow has a “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the 24th consecutive MCU movie to have this seal of assurance. It’s clear that the MCU knows how to get in a big way with critics, even with movies rated “worst” by the community.
The Rotten Tomatoes “Tomatometer” is the result of each critical review submitted to the platform, converting each positive review (no matter how positive) into a 100 (“Fresh”) and each negative review (no matter how negative) into a 0 (“Rotten”). Added to this is an actual average of each submitted review, as well as a breakdown between the ratings of all critics and the “Top Critics.”
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Black Widow’s score is 80%, making it the “Certified Fresh” movie, which is a great review score but below the MCU average (84%).
80% of Black Widow is only good enough to rank 16th out of 24 movies. Technically, the score is the same as Captain America: The First Avenger.
If we review the “Top Critics” rating, Black Widow drops to 79% and is also ranked 16th in the MCU. Captain America: The First Avenger, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Black Widow share 74% if we round the decimal places. In reality, Black Widow is down at 73.68%, a very short margin over Age of Ultron’s 73.81% and Captain America: The First Avenger’s 73.91%.
While Black Widow has scored below the MCU average in all other categories thus far, its “Top Critic” average is above the 6.92 average for all other Marvel movies.
Black Widow’s average audience review score is even more extreme, placing it at 4.5 (out of 5), the second highest score in the MCU (and well above the 4.04 average), tied with Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.