May 24, 2022

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The declining “The Eternals” continues to dominate the North American box office

The declining "The Eternals" continues to dominate the North American box office

Proof that even Marvel superheroes can’t always defy gravity, according to reports, “The Eternals” crashed at the North American box office, grossing just $ 27.5 million in its second weekend in theaters. On Sunday.

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The Disney-distributed film grossed $ 71 million last week, from Friday to Sunday, and according to Variety, the second week of distribution showed one of the biggest drops for the Marvel film.

The work of Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao, “The Eternals” presents a five-star cast including actresses Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and Gemma Chan, while the “Game of Thrones” series features star Richard Madden and the time-conscious. Superhero Brigade, sent to earth by a superior force to save humanity.

“Clifford”, the adventure of a big red dog and his young mistress in New York, was second in the first week with 16.4 million.

Adapted from children’s books by Norman Bridwell, the film recorded a good performance for a family film, the category being particularly badly hit by the pandemic, analyst David Gross noted.

With the US box office still 35% lower compared to the same period in 2019, the sector recovery is very low.

In third place was “Dune”, a sequel to Frank Herbert’s 1965 interstellar novel, which grossed $ 5.5 million for the fourth week in a row (93 million since its release).

Agent 007 continues to perform well, with 4.6 million for the sixth week of James Bond’s latest installment “Die Can Wait” (150 million in total).

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It preceded “Venom: Let there Be Carnage”, ranking fifth with $ 4 million in revenue. Tom Hardy returns to the role of investigative journalist Eddie Brock with Super Powers thanks to an alien parasite named Venom.

The remaining top 10 are here:

“Ron Unlock” (2.2 million)

“French Dispatch” (1.8 million)

“Belfast” (1.8 million)

“Spencer” (1.5 million)

“Hunger” (1.2 million)