‘Eternals’ tops North American box office with $71M in its opening weekend

Marvel’s new superhero film “Eternals”, starring Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Kit Harington and Gemma Chan, is the No. 1 movie in North America, taking in an estimated $71 million over the weekend to top the North American box office. Written and directed by Chloe Zhao (the Oscar-winning best director for “Nomadland”) the film has also taken in an impressive $91 million overseas. “Eternals” tells the tale of an immortal race of aliens who emerge from several millennia in hiding to save the Earth from the evil Deviants.

“Dune” dropped to second place, earning $7.6 million. The sci-fi thriller, based on the classic Frank Herbert opus, stars Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya and Oscar Isaac. It follows a family in the distant future fighting for survival on a desert planet plagued by monstrous sandworms.

The James Bond film “No Time to Die” placed third, at $6.2 million. It will be offered on digital platforms starting Tuesday, a quick turnaround after its October 8 release. “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” moved up a place this weekend, to fourth spot, taking in $4.5 million, with its domestic total now close to $200 million.
The computer-animated sci-fi comedy “Ron’s Gone Wrong” took 5th place at $3.6 million. Its voice cast includes Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Olivia Colman.

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