‘Eternals’ Reaches $300 Million at the Box Office!
One of the more interesting films of the MCU, and a rather tumultuous journey to fruition, it seems to all have been worth it for Marvel Studios as Eternals reaches $300 Million at the box office, carrying over from its strong start.
The ambitious project saw the incredibly successful Marvel studios gamble on the visual filmmaking acumen of Chloe Zhao with the debut and development of 10 rather unknown Marvel comic characters in order to further explore the lore of the MCU.
It was an ambitious project indeed, and despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the film may have suffered most from the poor reviews that plagued the film release weekend.
One of the most divisive films that Marvel has ever released, the film did particularly poorly within the often viewed Rotten Tomatoes website; a site that many people go to for any of their film-related curiosities.
The score was the lowest of any Marvel movie that has been made- yes, shockingly, that means it was lower than Iron Man 2, and Thor The Dark World– but these seemingly poor reviews must not tell the whole story, as Eternals has continued to be a Box Office darling for the studio.
Eternals joins Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Black Widow as one of only 9 films to break the $300 Million mark in 2021; a feat that solidifies the MCU’s 26th entry as an undeniable success.
Black Widow suffered greatly from the distribution method implored by the studio; with the split sales between DIsney+ and theaters hindering its ability at the box office.
With Shang-Chi being a smashing success, it appears as though Eternals slots right in between the two in terms of box office success; with Eternals not reaching the heights of Shang-Chi, but maintaining a close trajectory if we observed where that film was during its second week.
Eternals should continue to grow, and should get closer to the numbers Shang-Chi has achieved; while all of that is still an unknown, we do know that Eternals reaches $300 Million at the box office, and audiences have come to their own conclusion regarding the film.