Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ tallies a $71 million opening at domestic box office
(L-R) Lauren Ridloff, Don Lee, Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, Lia McHugh and Brian Tyree Henry star in Marvel’s “Eternals.”
“Eternals” could also be the lowest-rated film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however that did not cease moviegoers and ardent followers of the franchise from heading out to cinemas.
The movie secured $71 million in ticket gross sales throughout its home debut, the fourth-highest opening of the pandemic. Disney’s Marvel now holds three of the 4 high pandemic opening weekends domestically.
Nonetheless, “Eternals'” haul is among the lowest within the franchise. The final movie to open to a decrease tally was 2015’s “Ant-Man,” which took in $57.2 million throughout its home debut.
The movie was praised for its various expertise, however its inclusivity wasn’t sufficient to counter an overstuffed plot and restricted character growth, critics stated.
Globally, the brand new entry within the MCU tallied $161.7 million, the second-highest world weekend posted by a Movement Image Affiliation movie in 2021 simply behind Universals’ “F9.”
“Evaluate proof, calendar proof and at all times a fan favourite, the movies of the MCU are undeniably among the many most interesting to film followers around the globe who’ve for the previous 13 years proven their loyalty to this extremely standard sequence of movies,” stated Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore.
“Eternals” opened in key markets like the UK, France, Germany, South Korea and Australia, however has but to garner a launch date in China — one of many highest-grossing worldwide field places of work.
Disclosure: Comcast is the mother or father firm of NBCUniversal and CNBC. NBCUniversal produced and distributed “F9.”