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‘Eternals’ Tops Weekend Box Office With $71 Million

Marvel Studios’ latest superhero movie, Eternals, topped the domestic weekend box office (through Nov. 7) with $71 million in estimated ticket sales — below expectations ranging from $75 million to $80 million, but among the top five openings in the pandemic era. The Chloe Zhao-directed ensemble surpassed $160 million in global revenue thanks to more than $90 million generated overseas.

Marvel-themed IP continues to resonate with moviegoers despite the pandemic, with Sony Pictures’ Venom: Let There Be Carnage ($90 million), Disney’s Black Widow ($80 million), and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ($75 million) leading the box office. Universal Pictures’ F9: The Fast Saga ($70 million) rounds out the top five.

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Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures’ box office chart topper Dune sold $7.6 million worth of tickets to bring its domestic total near $84 million; $330 million globally.

MGM’s No Time to Die generated another $6.1 million to up its domestic haul past $143 million and $667 million globally. Daniel Craig’s last run as Agent 007 is expected to release on PVOD Nov. 9.

Let There Be Carnage added $4.4 million in the No. 4 spots to bring its domestic haul near $200 million, while 20th Century Studios’ Ron’s Gone Wrong sold another $3.6 million worth of tickets to up its North American haul near $18 million, $47 million globally.

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