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斯嘉丽•约翰逊因《黑寡妇》票房分成状告迪士尼

斯嘉丽•约翰逊因《黑寡妇》票房分成状告迪士尼

Lindsey Bahr, Andrew Dalion 美联社 2021年07月30日
约翰逊曾给足迪士尼和漫威机会来改正他们的错误。

从2010年的《钢铁侠2》开始,斯嘉丽•约翰逊已经出演了九部漫威电影。图片来源:VIANNEY LE CAER—INVISION/AP

斯嘉丽•约翰逊(Scarlett Johansson)起诉华特迪士尼公司(Walt Disney Co.)流媒体发行《黑寡妇》(Black Widow),称该公司违反了她的合约,使她的票房分成减少。

周四上午在洛杉矶高等法院提起诉讼,这位《黑寡妇》明星和执行制片人表示,她的合约保证了《黑寡妇》独家上映。《华尔街日报》首先报道了这则诉讼消息。

约翰逊的票房分成与电影的票房表现挂钩,该公司以30美元的租金在影院和流媒体Disney+上同时发行了这部电影。

“在这起诉讼前几个月,约翰逊给足了迪士尼和漫威机会来改正他们的错误,履行漫威的合约,”诉讼称。“迪士尼诱导漫威违反协议,没有任何正当理由,只是损害约翰逊女士与漫威之间的全部利益。”

迪士尼没有立即回应评论。

由于新冠疫情,《黑寡妇》推迟了一年多开始上映。三周前,《黑寡妇》在北美首映,在疫情期间获得了8000万美元的票房,在国际影院获得了7800万美元的票房,但此后影院票房大幅下滑。在该片上映的第二个周末,全美影院业主协会(National Association of Theater Owners)罕见地发表了一份声明指责这一决定,称同时上映只会损失相关利益,使盗版质量上升。

在疫情期间,对许多大型电影公司来说,曾经被视为禁忌的混合影院和流媒体发行已变得更加正常,每家公司都采取了自己独特的策略。本周末,迪士尼的《丛林巡航》(Jungle Cruise)也采取了同样的策略。下周末,华纳兄弟(Warner Bros.)的大制作《自杀小队》(the Suicide Squad)将在影院和HBO Max同步上映。

在过去16个月里,混合发行的策略偶尔会引发公众的争论,不仅来自影院老板,也来自明星、电影制作人和投资人,他们对潜在的收入损失和所谓的单方面决策感到不满。

《华尔街日报》称,例如,华纳传媒(Warner Media)决定在影院和HBO Max上同时上映2021年的全部影片,需要为修订协议支付超过2亿美元。

但没有一个人像约翰逊那样公开起诉迪士尼。这位演员曾出演过9部漫威电影,最早可追溯到2010年的《钢铁侠2》。周四,迪士尼被起诉的消息传出后,迅速成为推特上的热门话题。(财富中文网)

编译:於欣

斯嘉丽•约翰逊(Scarlett Johansson)起诉华特迪士尼公司(Walt Disney Co.)流媒体发行《黑寡妇》(Black Widow),称该公司违反了她的合约,使她的票房分成减少。

周四上午在洛杉矶高等法院提起诉讼,这位《黑寡妇》明星和执行制片人表示,她的合约保证了《黑寡妇》独家上映。《华尔街日报》首先报道了这则诉讼消息。

约翰逊的票房分成与电影的票房表现挂钩,该公司以30美元的租金在影院和流媒体Disney+上同时发行了这部电影。

“在这起诉讼前几个月,约翰逊给足了迪士尼和漫威机会来改正他们的错误,履行漫威的合约,”诉讼称。“迪士尼诱导漫威违反协议,没有任何正当理由,只是损害约翰逊女士与漫威之间的全部利益。”

迪士尼没有立即回应评论。

由于新冠疫情,《黑寡妇》推迟了一年多开始上映。三周前,《黑寡妇》在北美首映,在疫情期间获得了8000万美元的票房,在国际影院获得了7800万美元的票房,但此后影院票房大幅下滑。在该片上映的第二个周末,全美影院业主协会(National Association of Theater Owners)罕见地发表了一份声明指责这一决定,称同时上映只会损失相关利益,使盗版质量上升。

在疫情期间,对许多大型电影公司来说,曾经被视为禁忌的混合影院和流媒体发行已变得更加正常,每家公司都采取了自己独特的策略。本周末,迪士尼的《丛林巡航》(Jungle Cruise)也采取了同样的策略。下周末,华纳兄弟(Warner Bros.)的大制作《自杀小队》(the Suicide Squad)将在影院和HBO Max同步上映。

在过去16个月里,混合发行的策略偶尔会引发公众的争论,不仅来自影院老板,也来自明星、电影制作人和投资人,他们对潜在的收入损失和所谓的单方面决策感到不满。

《华尔街日报》称,例如,华纳传媒(Warner Media)决定在影院和HBO Max上同时上映2021年的全部影片,需要为修订协议支付超过2亿美元。

但没有一个人像约翰逊那样公开起诉迪士尼。这位演员曾出演过9部漫威电影,最早可追溯到2010年的《钢铁侠2》。周四,迪士尼被起诉的消息传出后,迅速成为推特上的热门话题。(财富中文网)

编译:於欣

Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co. over its streaming release of “Black Widow,” which she said breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings.

In a lawsuit filed Thursday morning in Los Angeles Superior Court, the “Black Widow” star and executive producer said her contract guaranteed an exclusive theatrical release. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news of the lawsuit.

Johansson’s potential earnings were tied to the box office performance of the film, which the company released simultaneously in theaters and on its streaming service Disney+ for a $30 rental.

“In the months leading up to this lawsuit, Ms. Johansson gave Disney and Marvel every opportunity to right their wrong and make good on Marvel’s promise,” the lawsuit said. “Disney intentionally induced Marvel’s breach of the Agreement, without justification, in order to prevent Ms. Johansson from realizing the full benefit of her bargain with Marvel.”

Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

After its release was delayed more than a year because of COVID-19, “Black Widow” debuted to a pandemic-best of $80 million in North America and $78 million from international theaters three weeks ago, but theatrical grosses declined sharply after that. In its second weekend in release, the National Association of Theater Owners issued a rare statement criticizing the strategy asserting that simultaneous release lends itself only to lost profits and higher quality piracy.

Once taboo, hybrid theatrical and streaming releases have become more normal for many of the biggest studios during the pandemic, with each adopting its own unique strategy. This weekend, Disney is employing the same strategy with “Jungle Cruise,” and next weekend Warner Bros. big budget “The Suicide Squad” opens both in theaters and on HBO Max.

The revised hybrid release strategies over the 16 months have occasionally led to public spats from not just theater owners, but stars, filmmakers and financiers who are unhappy with the potential lost revenues and the alleged unilateral decision-making involved.

The WSJ said Warner Media, for instance, paid over $200 million in “amended agreements” with talent over its decision to release its entire 2021 slate simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max.

But none have been as public as Johansson’s lawsuit. The actor, who has been in nine Marvel movies going back to 2010’s “Iron Man 2,” quickly became a trending topic on Twitter on Thursday after news of the suit broke.

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