FILE PHOTO: Scarlett Johansson poses on the crimson carpet in the course of the Oscars arrivals on the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 9, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photograph
August 22, 2021
(Reuters) – Walt Disney stated in a courtroom 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 similar time it performed in theaters.
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 Court docket, argued that the twin launch technique of “Black Widow” had diminished her compensation.
Disney had stated there was “no benefit” to the lawsuit, including that on-line launch of the movie “considerably enhanced her (Johansson’s) potential to earn further compensation on high of the $20 million she has acquired up to now.”
The end result of the swimsuit might have wider ramifications within the leisure trade as media corporations attempt to construct their streaming providers by providing premium programming to draw subscribers.
(Reporting by Vishal Vivek and Ken Li, Enhancing by Nick Zieminski)