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Box Office: ‘Eternals’ Stays No. 1 as ‘Clifford’ Grows to $20 Million

Marvel film’s second weekend estimate is lower than “Shang-Chi’ but higher than ‘Black Widow’

Marvel Studios’ “Eternals” is still No. 1 on the box office charts with an estimated second weekend total of $27 million, while Paramount’s “Clifford the Big Red Dog” is performing well as the sole new addition to the top 5.

For “Eternals,” which grossed $7.8 million on its second Friday, the early numbers for the weekend are neither the best nor the worst case scenario for the poorest-received film in Marvel Studios history, representing a 62% drop from its $71 million opening weekend. The film is now estimated to gross $118 million after 10 days.

For comparison, Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” had a better second weekend total of $34.7 million, riding high from strong audience and critical reception. On the other hand, “Eternals” is doing slightly better this weekend than “Black Widow,” which had a $25 million second weekend total while also being available as a premium offering on Disney+.

“Clifford” is No. 2 this weekend from 3,700 locations and is estimated to earn $14.5 million from Friday to Sunday. The family film opened in theaters and on Paramount+ on Wednesday and grossed $5.5 million son it’s first two days, which would give it an extended opening of $20 million. Critics were mixed with a 48% Rotten Tomatoes score but family audiences were pleased with an A on CinemaScore.

October holdovers complete the top five, with Warner Bros./Legendary’s “Dune” taking $5.5 million in its fourth weekend for a total of $93 million. MGM’s “No Time to Die” has reached a milestone on its sixth weekend with $4.5 million grossed, bringing its domestic total to $150 million.

And Sony’s “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” has hit an even bigger box office milestone in its seventh weekend, grossing $3.8 million to bring its domestic earnings past the $200 million mark. Only “Shang-Chi” has reached that mark this year.