In its second weekend, Marvel Studios’ Eternals managed to successfully cross $100 million at the domestic box office. While the film felt the expected second-weekend drop, falling 61-percent, Eternals retained the top spot with $27.5 million for a 10-day domestic total of $118.4 million.
For comparison’s sake, the 61-percent dip is less than both Marvel Studios’ Black Widow and Sony’s Venom: Let There be Carnage. However, it’s higher than that of Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. With muddled reviews, however, the film wasn’t expected to have quite as much holdover as Shang-Chi.
While it still has no China release, the film is doing quite well overseas for Marvel Studios. The film pulled in another $75 million at the international box office with Korea bringing in another $22 million and the UK pulling in $143 million. As of now, Eternals is sitting at $281.4 million worldwide, with the film looking to cross the $300 million worldwide mark sometime this week.
Giving Eternals a run for its money this weekend was Clifford the Big Red Dog. The film, which took in $22 million, was released both in theaters and on Paramount+. Despite the hybrid release, Clifford surpassed expectations and earned one of the best starts of the pandemic era for a family film. The hybrid release of Clifford was one Paramount also used for Paw Patrol, which proved to be a huge hit for the studio.
While Clifford came in second place, Dune stayed in the top three after earning $5.5 million. The film has amassed $93.1 million at the domestic box office thus far and looks on track to cross $100 million this week.
Eternals is playing exclusively in theaters, while Dune is in theaters and available on HBO Max.