‘Eternals’ Thursday Box Office Opens To $9.5 Million

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Eternals opened Thursday in the U.S. with advanced screenings and brought in $9.5 million at the box office.

The number is less than the Black Widow Thursday box office of $13.2 million, which went on to open to $80.3 million, and it’s also ahead of Shang-Chi‘s $8.8 million, and Shang-Chi went on to open to $75.3 million.

Worth a mention, Eternals also opened on Thursday less than Ant-Man and the Wasp‘s $11.5 million, which opened to $75.8 million.

So as of now, similar to the above MCU movies, it’s safe to assume Eternals will bring in around $75 to $80 million unless the numbers are front-loaded and the flick sees a big weekend drop.

I’m actually now thinking that due to all the buzz surrounding its Rotten Tomatoes score, which dropped to a low of 49%, that more fans are curious to see whether or not Eternals is actually that bad as it’s the first “Rotten” movie in the MCU, so all the negative publicity surrounding the film might actually boost the box office a bit. Or of course, the opposite could happen and word-of-mouth could kill it.

Eternals Rotten Tomatoes Sore 49%

Eternals Rotten Tomatoes score at an all-time low; compared to Disney Star Wars

Regarding Rotten Tomatoes, presently with 257 reviews accounted for, the Critics Score is at 49%, and since the movie was released last night, the Audience Score opened up which currently is at an 86% with over 1000 fan reviews.

The Rotten Tomatoes scores are being compared by fans to that of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, a not-so-good movie, which has a 52% Critics Score and an 86% Audience Score, oddly perhaps, nearly the same as Eternals.

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Rotten Tomatoes Score

Eternals is directed by Chloe Zhao and stars Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, and Kit Harrington.

Synopsis: Marvel Studios’ Eternals features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, the Deviants.

(via Deadline)

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