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Marvel's 'Eternals' Suffers Worst Box Office In MCU History

Matt McGloin Posted: 11/10/2021 - 04:46 COMMENT
Marvel's 'Eternals' Suffers Worst Box Office In MCU History

Things just keep getting worse for Kevin Feige's Eternals movie as it has now suffered the worst box office for a Monday after opening weekend in the entire history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Monday saw Eternals plummet a whopping 73.9% from Sunday's $16,328,496 to $4,262,085, which is the lowest of any MCU movie including Ant-Man and Incredible Hulk and is even lower than Hulk, any of the X-Men films, and even the Ben Affleck Daredevil movie.

  • Back in 2015, Ant-Man saw $6,403,901 for its first Monday
  • Back in 2008, The Incredible Hulk saw $6,010,405 for its first Monday
  • Back in 2009, X-Men: Origins Wolverine even did better with $5,451,023
  • Back in 2003, Hulk saw $6,112,200 for its first Monday
  • The 2003 Ben Affleck Daredevil movie also did better with $4,723,035

Bear in mind, those numbers for those five films are higher when inflation is factored in.

The only Marvel movies that had a lower gross at the box office on their opening Monday are flicks such as The Punisher, Punisher: War Zone, Blade II, Blade: Trinity, Elektra, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and the 2015 Fantastic Four movie, but it should be said most of the movies opened in fewer theaters than Eternals

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Eternals has worst Monday drop in the entire history of Marvel movies

It should also be pointed out that the 73.9% drop for Eternals is the worst in the entire history of all the Marvel movies for a Monday opening.

Comparing Eternals' first Monday to the recent MCU releases of Black Widow and Shang-Chi also shows no comparison as Black Widow opened its first Monday in July "amidst the pandemic" to $7.1 million and Shang-Chi had the benefit of a September Monday Labor Day holiday and netted over $19.2 million.

It looks as if Eternals will have the lowest box office of any MCU movie, as currently, the lowest is Black Widow at $379.6 million, but at least Black Widow had the benefit of bringing in $60 million from Disney Plus. Next is Shang-Chi with $430 million, but at least the small number of fans that went to see it liked it a lot, as did the critics.

The woke media rejected Eternals completely as it has only a 46% Rotten Tomatoes score, an MCU low, and the Audience Score keeps dropping as it is currently at 80%.

And Disney wants to put Kevin Feige and Chloe Zhao on Star Wars? Good luck.

Box office numbers are below.

Update: Eternals also has the lowest first Tuesday in the MCU. 

Marvel Eternals box office numbers

Eternals box office:

Friday, Nov 5: $30,844,219

Saturday, Nov 6: $24,124,504 -21.8%

Sunday, Nov 7: $16,328,496 -32.3%

Monday, Nov 8: $4,262,085 -73.9%

DOMESTIC: $75,559,304

INTERNATIONAL: $90,100,305

WORLDWIDE: $165,659,609

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