Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney for Streaming 'Black Widow' on Disney+

Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney. She claims that the simultaneous release of "Black Widow", in theaters and on Disney+, violated her contract and cost her significant money.According to legal documents obtained by TMZ the "Black Widow” star claimed that her contract with Disney stipulated that the film would only be released in theaters. The problem is that Disney broke the agreement, she claims, after the movie was released in theaters and on its streaming platform.Scarlett claims that her salary was linked to the success of the film at the box office. The actress says that releasing the film on Disney+ meant less money in theaters, which she claims cut into her income.Similar issues have been addressed by other studios, which have offered their stars additional compensation to compensate for backend losses. Scarlett's lawyers were able to settle the matter before Disney's lawyers filed her lawsuit. She claims she tried to settle, but was ignored.Her argument is quite clear: the contract stated that the movie would only be released in theaters. Disney, however, violated the agreement by streaming it to its streaming service. Plus, Disney probably benefited financially from acquiring additional subscribers, while Scarlett made a lot more than she would have if theaters were the only game in town.Black Widow grossed $80million in its domestic opening weekend. The streaming platform also made $60 million in home sales, and it grossed $78 million internationally.