Eternals First-Day AMC Ticket Sales Biggest of 2021 at $2.6M
Eternals Assemble! Marvel Studios’ Eternals from Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao has had the biggest day one ticket sales this year, meaning the film has had the biggest day one ticket sales since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, beating out other Marvel movies like Black Widow and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, according to an exclusive report in Deadline.
Eternals Ticket Sales
When Eternals arrives on November 5th, 2021, Marvel fans will finally meet the exciting new team of superheroes coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a group of ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years.
Now that the Mad Titan has been defeated (at least in this corner of the multiverse), the next installment in the MCU will pick up immediately following the events of Avengers: Endgame, with Earth taking on an even bigger world-ending threat when mankind’s most ancient enemy, the Deviants, returns to claim the planet for themselves!
According to Deadline’s insider, advance sales for Eternals racked up $2.6M during the first 24 hours after they went on sale, topping the previous Marvel releases this year. Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings earned $1.4M in first day sales, whereas Black Widow earned $2M over the same period of time.
For AMC, Eternals amounts to the largest day one ticket sales of the year.
Good Things in Store
Given those presale ticket numbers, Eternals is shaping up to be the biggest opening weekend of the year.
Sony/Marvel’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage had the biggest opening weekend of the pandemic so far, at $90M, beating out Black Widow, the former title holder at $80.3M, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings at $75.3M. That means that holding the top three box office spots are Marvel movies, and that’s a GREAT thing if you’re a Marvel fan!
Plus, Shang-Chi, which was released on a pure theatrical window, is the highest grossing movie at the domestic box office so far at $213.8M. Even more good news for the future success of the MCU, Marvel Blog True Believers!
Eternals Assemble November 5th
Zhao gathered an all-star ensemble cast for Eternals, arriving in theaters November 5th. Gemma Chan plays human-loving Sersi, Richard Madden is the all-powerful Ikaris, Lia McHugh is the gendered-bendered Sprite, Kumail Nanjiani portrays Kingo, Brian Tyree Henry plays Phastos, Lauren Ridloff is the first Deaf MCU hero Makkari, Barry Keoghan is Druig, Don Lee plays powerful Gilgamesh (yes, that Gilgamesh), with Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, the future Black Knight, Salma Hayek as the team’s spiritual leader Ajak, and Angelina Jolie as Thena.
Kevin Feige and Nate Moore are the producers for Eternals, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, and Kevin de la Noy serving as executive producers. Also on the project, the screen story is by Ryan Firpo and Kaz Firpo, and the screenplay is by Zhao, the Firpos, and Patrick Burleigh.