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Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ tallies a $71 million opening at the domestic box office

Marvels Eternals tallies a $71 million opening at the domestic box office

November 9, 2021: -“Eternals” may be the lowest-rated film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but that did not stop moviegoers and ardent fans of the franchise from heading out to cinemas.

The film is securing $71 million in ticket sales in its domestic debut, the fourth-highest opening of the pandemic. Disney’s Marvel holds three of the four top pandemic opening weekends domestically.

Still, the “Eternals'” haul is one of the lowest in the franchise. The previous film to open to a lower tally was 2015′s “Ant-Man,” taking in $57.2 million in its domestic debut.

The film praised its diverse talent, but critics said that its inclusivity wasn’t enough to counter an overstuffed plot and limited character development.

Globally, the new entry in the MCU tallying $161.7 million, the second-highest global weekend posted by a Motion Picture Association film in 2021, just behind Universals’ “F9.”

“Review proof, calendar proof, and always a fan favorite, the films of the MCU are among the appealing to movie fans around the world who have for the past 13 years shown their loyalty to this top-rated series of films,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore.

“Eternals” opened in key markets such as the United Kingdom, France, Germany, South Korea, and Australia but has yet to garner a release date in China, one of the highest-grossing international box offices.

Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ tallies a $71 million opening at the domestic box office