eternal was easily able to hold onto the top spot at the box office and while last weekend’s response to the film indicated a rather sharp decline to come, eternal it actually held up better than most expected given what was working against it.
eternal it grossed $ 27.5 million over the weekend which represented a 61% drop. Despite a rotten 46% score on Rotten Tomatoes and his CinemaScore “B” from the opening night audience, eternal it has not completely collapsed and this could be due to some factors. eternal hasn’t faced any real competition this weekend since Clifford the great red dog It wouldn’t be a threat. The 80% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes also shows that viewers like what they see more than critics, and there may be general curiosity that it’s as bad as critics say. Finally, Veterans Day fell on Thursday, so the adults were off work and the kids were off school to up the cinema a bit. Some people even had Friday off, so all of this played at eternal held much better than expected. Even when Marvel “underperforms”, they still seem to come out of things pretty much unscathed. Nationally eternal has earned $ 118.7 million to date, and after earning an additional $ 48 million from 49 overseas markets, the film has grossed $ 281.4 million globally.
Debuting at the second is Clifford the great red dog which has grossed $ 16.42 million on the fair weekend and $ 22 million since its release Wednesday. Clifford the great red dog is a daily release as the film is also available to stream on Paramount +. The film has an exclusive theatrical window in Canada that helped drive up the box office this weekend and the film was able to stand out with familiar audiences at home and in theaters. I imagine this release strategy will prove profitable for Paramount and just shows that you can’t paint the day-and-date strategy with just one brush. These release templates work for some and not others. It really is trial and error.
Third, we find Dune which grossed $ 5.5 million over the weekend. That’s a 29% drop and represents the film’s best hold to date. Since when of Dune waning with a low this weekend, $ 100 million domestic is now in the crosshairs as this movie also came out on top despite the same-day and date release on HBO Max. Dune has grossed $ 93.1 million domestically to date, and after grossing an additional $ 6.8 million from 76 overseas markets, Dune has grossed $ 351.2 million worldwide. Dune It still has openings in Australia and New Zealand coming December 2, so its global box office run isn’t over yet.
There is no time to die in fourth place with a gross of 4.6 million dollars. Down 23% from last weekend, There is no time to die it had a solid hold despite being made available on PVOD this week. Nationally, There is no time to die it grossed $ 150.4 million but its real success continues to be abroad. There is no time to die it grossed $ 669 million globally, and while that won’t allow the film to break even based on extensive delays and marketing costs, it’s still a solid showing for a film during the pandemic.
Rounding out the top five is Venom: Let there be carnage which grossed $ 4 million over the weekend. The decline was a subtle 10% and the Poison the sequel continues to be one of the best performers during the pandemic box office. What is the reward of the film? Venom: Let there be carnage it is now the second film to gross $ 200 million nationwide during the following pandemic Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. To date, the film has grossed $ 202.7 million domestically. The first film hit $ 213.5 million, and there’s a chance the sequel will match it. Internationally, Venom: Let there be carnage it grossed $ 7.7 million from 55 overseas markets which brings its worldwide total to $ 441.5 million.
What do you think of this weekend’s box office results?