Another victory for Marvel this past weekend. Their latest flick ‘Eternals‘ was released and it earned a respectable $71 million domestically. That number is just slightly below projections, but not enough to cause the studio any concern.
We have to imagine the studio is actually breathing a sigh of relief the numbers weren’t lower because the movie was slammed by critics. It’s the lowest-rated film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but apparently Marvel fans don’t give a sh*t about a Rotten Tomatoes score. THEY JUST WANT MORE SUPERHEROES! GIVE THEM ALL THE SUPERHEROES!
In addition to the $71 million domestically, the film made around $90 million internationally, which pushes its global total to a nice $161.7 million. That’s a really strong global number.
Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore, had this to say about the performance…
It really played well internationally. It shows the incredible brand equity that Marvel enjoys around the world and the fan loyalty it generates.
Dune took home the second spot this past weekend with $7.6 million in its third weekend inside theaters.
Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart’s ‘Spencer’ film made $2.1 million, but it was only released inside select theaters.
Next weekend, Belfast and Tick, Tick…Boom will hit theaters, but neither will be big enough to knock Eternals from number one.