Box Office: ‘Eternals’ Nears $300M Worldwide, ‘Clifford’ Fetches $22M Debut

  1. Eternals– $27.5M/$118.7M

What was that about shitty reviews for Eternals? It hasn’t mattered much at the box office, as Chloe Zhao’s Marvel epic topped with another $27.5M, sliding 61% in week two. That gives the film $118M domestic and a worldwide total of $284M.

2. Clifford the Big Red Dog (review)- $16.4M/$22M

Paramount’s Clifford the Big Red Dog didn’t need to sit up and beg for audiences to show up for it last weekend. The family-friendly film opened in select theaters and streaming on Wednesday, earning $16M for the traditional weekend and $22M overall. That’s above projections and a pretty good start for the $60M=budgeted film with no big stars other than, well, the beloved canine himself.

3. Dune– $5.5M/$93.1M

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune may be crawling to pass $100M here in the States, but overseas it continues to be a powerhouse with $258M internationally and $351M worldwide.

4. No Time to Die– $4.6M/$150.4M

James Bond continues to make a killing with No Time to Die. The 25th Bond film has now surpassed $700M worldwide, and with it $558M overseas to be the biggest international hit of the pandemic era.

5. Venom: Let There Be Carnage– $4M/$202.7M

6. Ron’s Gone Wrong– $2.2M/$20.7M

7. The French Dispatch– $1.8M/$11.6M

8. Belfast (review)- $1.8M

Powered by Best Picture frontrunner buzz, Kenneth Branagh’s black & white coming-of-age film Belfast opened to a strong $1.8M in just 580 locations. How this fares for the long haul will depend on continued word of mouth about its Oscars chances.

9. Spencer– $1.5M/$4.6M

10. Antlers– $1.2M/$9.6M


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.