Disney’s Jungle Cruise debuted in theaters and as a Disney Plus Premier Access title this weekend, and early income totals from the leisure big present that streaming accounted for a third of the movie’s revenues, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter. Sunday’s Jungle Cruise numbers mark the second time Disney has launched figures for a film supplied as half of the Premier Access program, which lets Disney Plus subscribers pay $30 to stream sure movies the identical day they hit theaters.
Jungle Cruise’s $30 million is half of the $60 million Black Widow earned on Disney Plus over the identical interval following its early July debut, however Jungle Cruise’s Disney Plus income represented a greater slice of the full income pie than streaming did for Black Widow’s: Jungle Cruise’s $30 million was about 33 p.c of its $91.8 million whole, whereas Black Widow’s $60 million was about 27 p.c of its $218.8 million whole. Premier Access was additionally an choice for 2020’s Mulan, March’s Raya and the Last Dragon, and May’s Cruella, however Disney hasn’t shared figures for these motion pictures.
The new numbers additionally arrive simply days after Scarlett Johansson’s main lawsuit towards Disney, which alleged that Disney reneged on a promise to launch Black Widow completely in theaters. The lawsuit is probably the most important pushback but towards the direct-to-streaming mannequin — Dune director Denis Villeneuve blasted WarnerMedia in December after the studio introduced it will launch all of its 2021 motion pictures concurrently on HBO Max, and theaters weren’t a fan of that transfer, both.
While WarnerMedia has already introduced plans to launch 10 Warner Bros. movies day-and-date in theaters and on streaming companies in 2022, Disney hasn’t introduced any Premier Access titles that will comply with Jungle Cruise.