Mark Ruffalo marks ‘ Black Widow’ success with playful Scarlett Johansson’s photo

Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo made sure Scarlett Johansson is not celebrating alone.

Following the release of the first Phase 4 movie Black Widow, Mark Ruffalo shared a never-before-seen photo of Scarlett Johansson.

On his Instagram account, Ruffalo greeted his “twin” and the success of Black Widow. The film serves as the actress first and last standalone film in the MCU.

“Congratulations to my birthday twin, Scarlett Johansson & everyone a part of #BlackWidow for a great opening weekend! Have you seen the film yet? No spoilers, but let me know what you thought of the movie,” he captioned the post.

The attached photo was seemingly taken during the set of 2018 Avengers: Infinity War based on the actress’s hair color. Johansson has been part of the original Avengers as she plays the role of Natasha Romanoff.

Celebrating the release of Black Widow is truly a must since it serves as the first MCU film since 2019. It waited for a long time due to the delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Their closeness also explains their characters’ interaction in the Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015. During that time, Natasha showed her ability to calm down Hulk by calmly saying “The sun’s getting real low.”

Black Widow’s box office

The long wait has been truly worth it as the superhero film earned $80 million in its first weekend alone. Black Widow arrived in theaters and on Disney Plus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Variety, its debut on Disney Plus generated more than $60 million in sales.

Overall, it garnered $78 million from 46 international places, pushing its global box office value to $158 million. Combining the theaters and Disney Plus earnings, it gained a final weekend sales of $215 million.

The number can be considered high already, especially with the fact that the movie still has not arrived in China. For years, the sleeping giant has been the most important market for the whole franchise.

“There’s no question it’s been worth the wait,” said Disney Studios Content chairman Alan Bergman. “Cate Shortland, Scarlett Johansson, and the Marvel Studios team have delivered an exceptional film that continues a legacy of creative excellence as the Marvel Cinematic Universe expands and enters a new era.”

It beat the previous record-holder F9: The Fast Saga that earned a gross of $70 million earnings.

The top 5 include A Quiet Place Part II, Godzilla vs. Kong, and Cruella.

Featured image courtesy of Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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