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Marvel’s Eternals Opens With A Whopping $71 Million at the Box Office

Eternals by Marvel Studios has finally hit the theaters and has also opened at the top of the box office this weekend. This film is doing well financially, but poorly by the MCU norms, getting the worst Rotten Tomatoes score of any MCU film to date. However, the film has opened to the tune of $71 million, less than either Black Widow ($80.3 million) or Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ($75.5 million). The film also carries the lowest CinemaScore rating of a Marvel film to date. Despite being lower than its predecessors this year, Marvel’s Eternals will still be enough to top the box office charts in its opening weekend.

Eternals is in theaters now.
Eternals is in theaters now.

The film has garnered mixed reviews from critics but garnered a positive review from Comicbook.com’s Jamie Jirak who wrote, “The strong characters and visuals will be enough for some fans to consider it one of the best of the franchise while others will find its messy plot and extended runtime a hard pill to swallow. No matter how you feel about Eternals, there’s no denying Phase Four is off to an exciting start.”

Here are the top 5 films at the box office this weekend:

1. Eternals

Eternals by Marvel Studios
Eternals by Marvel Studios
  • Opening Weekend
  • Total: $71 million

The Eternals is based on a group of immortal beings who have resided on Earth secretly for thousands of years, reuniting to fight the Deviants.

Directed by Chloé Zhao, the screenplay is written by Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo, and Kaz Firpo, based on the Marvel Comics created by Jack Kirby. The film stars Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Harish Patel, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie.

 

2. Dune

Dune
Dune
  • Week Three
  • Weekend: $6.4 million
  • Total: $82.7 million

Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence, only those who can conquer their own fear will survive.

Denis Villeneuve directs Dune from a screenplay that he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth, based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel of the same name. The film’s cast includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem.

 

3. No Time To Die

No Time To Die
No Time To Die
  • Week Five
  • Weekend: $6.15 million
  • Total: $143.1 million

James Bond is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica after leaving active service. However, his peace is short-lived as his old CIA friend, Felix Leiter, shows up and asks for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond on the trail of a mysterious villain who’s armed with dangerous new technology.

No Time to Die is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga from a screenplay he co-wrote with Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The film stars Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Rory Kinnear, Ralph Fiennes, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen, Ana de Armas, David Dencik, and Dali Benssalah

4. Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
  • Week Six
  • Weekend: $4.1 million
  • Total: $196.6 Million

The film sees Eddie Brock struggling to co-exist with Venom. When the dangerous serial killer Cletus Kasady becomes host to Carnage, Brock and Venom must come together to stop his reign of terror.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is directed by Andy Serkis and written by Kelly Marcel from on a story she c0-wrote with Tom Hardy. The film stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, and Woody Harrelson.

5. Ron’s Gone Wrong

Ron's Gone Wrong
Ron’s Gone Wrong
  • Week Three
  • Weekend: $3.2 million
  • Total: $17.2 million

A socially awkward schoolboy named Barney gets a robot named Ron – a talking, walking and digitally connected device that is supposed to be his best friend. Barney is quite excited about his new robot – until his toy starts to malfunction, drawing the attention of a shady executive who wants to protect his company’s stocks at all prices.

Jean-Philippe Vine and Sarah Smith direct Ron’s Gone Wrong, with Octavio E. Rodriguez co-directing. Smith and Peter Baynham wrote the script. The film’s voice cast includes Zach Galifianakis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Ed Helms, Justice Smith, Rob Delaney, Kylie Cantrall, Ricardo Hurtado, and Olivia Colman.

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Vasu Sharma
Vasu Sharma

Vasu Sharma is the Content Head at Animated Times, supervising the Editorial Board at Animated Times. He's 25 years old and has done his master's in journalism from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.

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