(AFP) – Proof that even Marvel superheroes can’t always defy gravity, “The Eternals” tumbled at the North American box office, failing to reap that 27, $ 5 million for its second weekend in theaters, according to provisional estimates by the specialist firm Exhibitor Relations released on Sunday.
The film distributed by Disney, which had amassed 52 millions from Friday to Sunday last week, thus accuses the one of the biggest drops for a Marvel movie in week two of distribution, according to Variety. five stars including in particular the actresses Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and Gemma Chan but also the star of the series “Game of Thrones”, Richard Madden, and stages a brigade of superheroes impervious to time, sent by a superior force on Earth to protect the humanity.
“Clifford”, the adventures of a giant red dog and his young mistress in New York, comes in second for its first week, with 16, 4 million.
This feature film adapted from children’s books by Norman Bridwell thus records a good performance for a family film, a category particularly hard hit by the pandemic, notes the David Gross analysis.
The sector’s recovery remains tenuous, he notes, the box- US office is still 33% lower than the same period in 2019.
In third position, “Dune”, adaptation of the interstellar novel by 1965 by Frank Herbert, records 5.5 million receipts for its fourth week in cinemas (93 millions since its release).
Agent 007 continues to do well, with 4.6 million for the sixth week of Jame’s latest opus s Bond, “Die Can Wait” (150 millions in total).
He stays ahead of “Venom: Let There Be Carnage “, in fifth place with $ 4 million in revenue. Tom Hardy returns to his role as Eddie Brock, an investigative journalist with superpowers thanks to an alien parasite called Venom.
Here is the rest of the Top 10:
“Ron unlocks” (2.2 million)
“The French Dispatch” (1.8 million)
“Belfast” (1.8 million)
“Spencer” (1.5 million)
“Hungry” (1.2 million)