Two Disney(plus) films outperform Netflix in the top ten streaming charts.
The latest Nielsen streaming data is in, and Disney(plus) has two films in the top two spots for the week of October 18th to 24th, beating out Netflix.
Black Widow, the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film to debut simultaneously in theaters and on Disney(plus), and Hocus Pocus came in first and second, respectively.
The Forgotten Battle, Going In Style, and Night Teeth (2021), all from Netflix, round out the Top 5.
Disney(plus) and Netflix, ironically, each have five films in the top ten.
The summer saw Black Widow make its Disney(plus) debut, with Disney deciding to make it available to subscribers at the same time as it was released in theaters through Disney Premier Access.
Disney(plus) subscribers could watch the MCU prequel film for the price of (dollar)29.99.
Although the studio boasted about Black Widow’s record-breaking streaming numbers, Scarlett Johansson, the film’s star, has filed a lawsuit against Disney.
The hybrid release strategy, according to Johansson, hurt Black Widow’s box office, costing her millions of dollars.
Both parties engaged in a game of one-upmanship in the media, with other celebrities and executives chiming in as well.
In September, Johansson and Disney reached an agreement, and the actress is even working on a secret non-Black Widow project with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.
In a statement, Disney Studios Content Chairman Alan Bergman said, “I’m very pleased that we were able to come to a mutual agreement with Scarlett Johansson regarding Black Widow.”
“We value her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look forward to collaborating on a number of upcoming projects, including Disney’s Tower of Terror,” Johansson said.
I’m extremely proud of the work we’ve done together over the years, and I’ve had a great time working with the team creatively.
I hope to continue working with you in the future.”
During a celebration of Scarlett Johansson’s career, Feige revealed, “We are already working with Scarlett on another non-Black Widow-related top-secret Marvel Studios project with her as a producer.”
“Scarlett Johansson is one of our generation’s most talented, versatile, and well-liked actors.
Working with someone of her caliber has truly been a pleasure.
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