Fading ‘The Eternals’ Continues to Dominate North American Box Office

(AFP) – Proof that even Marvel superheroes can’t always defy gravity, “The Eternals” tumbled at the North American box office, making just $ 27.5 million for its second weekend in the rooms, according to provisional estimates by the specialist firm Exhibitor Relations published on Sunday.

The film distributed by Disney, which had amassed 71 million from Friday to Sunday last week, shows one of the biggest drops for a Marvel film during the second week of distribution, according to Variety.

Work of Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao, “Les Eternels” offers a five-star cast including the actresses Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and Gemma Chan but also the star of the series “Game of Thrones”, Richard Madden, and stages a brigade of time-impervious superheroes, sent by a superior force to Earth to protect humanity.

“Clifford”, the adventures of a giant red dog and his young mistress in New York City, comes in second for its first week, with 16.4 million.

This feature film adapted from children’s books by Norman Bridwell thus records a good performance for a family film, a category particularly hard hit by the pandemic, notes the analysis David Gross.

The sector’s recovery remains tenuous, he notes, with the US box office still 35% lower compared to the same period in 2019.

In third place, “Dune”, adaptation of the 1965 interstellar novel by Frank Herbert, recorded 5.5 million receipts for its fourth week in cinemas (93 million since its release).

Agent 007 continues to perform well, with 4.6 million for the sixth week of James Bond’s latest installment, “Die Can Wait” (150 million in total).

It remains ahead of “Venom: Let There Be Carnage”, in fifth place with $ 4 million in revenue. Tom Hardy returns to his role as Eddie Brock, an investigative journalist with superpowers thanks to an alien parasite called Venom.

Here is the rest of the Top 10:

“Ron Unlocks” (2.2 million)

“The French Dispatch” (1,8 millions)

“Belfast” (1,8 million)

“Spencer” (1,5 million)

“Hungry” (1.2 million)