The confrontation between Scarlett Johansson and Disney surprised everyone this Thursday for being two heavyweights of the industry and for being totally unexpected. The actress denounces that Black Widow had poor performance at the box office because of the company and that directly affected her earnings. However, there was another factor that included in the low numbers: the coronavirus. What is it about?
Marvel’s First Phase 4 Movie Has Raised 319,451,514 millions of dollars in box offices worldwide, but Johansson thinks there could be many more. For her and her lawyers, Disney’s decision to unfold its premiere with streaming hurt box office numbers and caused the actress to charge less for tickets sold.
Scarlett Johansson Gets Angry At Disney, But Covid Influenced Black Widow’s Failure
Although the giant corporation has already responded and denied the accusations, there is another important aspect that affected Black Widow and it has nothing to do with any of the parties: the Delta variant of Covid-19. Precisely since its premiere on July 9, cases in the United States soared as a result of this most contagious strain.
The new variant became the most common version of the virus in the northern country and is a major factor in rising infection rates in 47 states. In Los Angeles even the compulsory use of face masks was reestablished in indoor public spaces because the cases increased above the 1,000 for the first time since March.
According to data from the BBC, the situation became particularly alarming in states with low vaccination rates. In fact, they recommend the use of chinstraps even in those vaccinated so that they cannot transmit the virus. CNN also addressed the issue and He maintained that there is concern because 50% of the country is not fully vaccinated.
The context is repeated internationally, where inoculation plans advance but are still far from massive for everyone. Although the cinemas are open in Latin American countries, the reality is repeated in the region, where the cases and the possible arrival of the Delta variant it makes viewers still wary of returning to theaters.
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