Walt Disney mentioned in a court docket submitting on Friday that it has garnered $125 million in on-line income from the Marvel superhero movie “Black Widow”, three weeks after getting sued by its star Scarlett Johansson.
The actress final month sued Disney alleging that the corporate breached her contract when it provided the film on streaming on the identical time it performed in theatres.
The leisure firm, within the submitting, has countered Johansson’s request for a civil trial in Los Angeles by asking for the swimsuit to be despatched to arbitration in New York.
Johansson’s swimsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Courtroom, argued that the twin launch technique of “Black Widow” had decreased her compensation.
Disney had mentioned there was “no benefit” to the lawsuit, including that on-line launch of the movie “considerably enhanced her (Johansson’s) capability to earn further compensation on prime of the $20 million she has obtained to this point.”
The result of the swimsuit might have wider ramifications within the leisure business as media corporations attempt to construct their streaming companies by providing premium programming to draw subscribers.