With a celestial $27.5 million, Eternals repeated as the number one film in North America at the box office and also crossed the $100 million mark with an estimated total of $118 million so far.
Eternals should continue to enjoy success at the box office in coming weeks (and you can read our review right here), although a third first place finish is highly unlikely next week with the arrival of the long-delayed Ghostbusters: Afterlife. With over $225 million worldwide so far, Eternals should continue to add to their total, with an opening in China imminent.
Second place went to Clifford the Big Red Dog, which lapped up $16.4 million. The Big Red Dog is also currently available on Paramount Plus, which may have slightly impacted the film’s ticket sales (and hopefully help Paramount add subscribers to its streaming service).
Denis Villeneuve’s Dune took third place $5.58 million in its fourth week, coming close to the $100 million mark. Dune has played very well overseas (particularly in Europe) with over $250 million from foreign markets.
Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage has continued to surprise Hollywood executives and journalists, becoming the second COVID-era release to surpass $200 million at the domestic box office. Venom 2 finished in fifth place with $3.7 million this weekend. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (which debuted on Disney+ this past Friday as part of Disney Plus Day) is still the top COVID-era film with almost $225 million in box office receipts.
Come back next week to see how the perpetually-delayed Ghostbusters: Afterlife performs, as the box office continues to heat up.