US actress Scarlett Johansson has filed a lawsuit against Disney for breach of contract over the release of the movie “Black Widow” at the same time as it was shown in cinemas.
The film set a record in revenue in light of the crisis of the spread of the Corona virus, when it was released this month in theaters, achieving 218 million dollars.
Then the ticket revenue fell sharply, and the movie star said, she was denied early potential profits.
Johansson said that Disney-owned Marvel Studios promised her a show to announce its release, and she understood that it would be shown after a short period of time.
According to media reports, quoting sources close to Johansson, the latter lost $50 million in profits.
Usually, Hollywood cinema audiences went to the halls to watch new works, or wait three months before broadcasting them on their electronic platforms, before the epidemic spread.
But lately, major studios are mixing ballroom and online shows in different ways, in an effort to win back movie-goers worried about contracting the infection in confined spaces.
In the same context, next month, Warner Bros. will release “The Suicide Squad” in theaters and on the HBO Max platform at the same time.