A little under a month until release and Marvel Studios’ Eternals is always making waves.
The superhero epic from director Chloé Zhao has scored huge first-day ticket sales. Per Deadline, the film pulled in an impressive $2.6 million in ticket sales within its first 24 hours. That’s well above Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which earned $1.4 million in its first 24 hours of ticket sales, and Black Widow, which pulled in $2 million in ticket sales over 24 hours. Even more impressive, though, is that the film has earned AMC its largest day-one sales so far this year.
Just yesterday, reports suggested Eternals could open between $90 million and $110 million when it hits theaters next month. While it’s still too far out to tell how the film will do at the box office, the early ticket sales suggest Marvel Studios has yet another hit on its hand with Eternals.
Working in Eternals favor is that it is a theatrical release. Marvel Studios released the long-awaited Black Widow on both Disney+ Premier Access and in theaters. A decision that impacted the film’s box office. The studio then opted to keep its next feature, Shang-Chi, exclusive to theaters and that film has officially become the only title to hit $200 million domestically this year. Unfortunately, though, like with Shang-Chi, a China release for the film has yet to be determined, which will impact its overall box office haul.
Thankfully, though, the Eternals look to rule the box office come November.
Eternals will hit theaters on Nov. 5.