Whatever the reviews and aggregate sites score reveals, Eternals by Marvel Studios has now crossed $300 million globally. The movie cruises on to comfortably get increasing ticket sales throughout the world. Venom and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings both helped open the door for Eternals. The last film for Daniel Craig’s James Bond – No Time To Die also continues to rave at the box office. Godzilla vs Kong and F9 were two films that drove people to the theaters earlier this year. Dune also proved its worth as a big-budgeted film, doing some commendable work at the box office.
Eternals Crosses $300 Million Worldwide!
However, it was Eternals that seemed more like a gamble for Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige. With bad initial reviews and aggregate scores, the film’s performance became a concern for many at Marvel Studios. The audience response to the film has been far better and the proof of its success lies in these huge numbers.
“Fans Determine The Real Success Of A Film”
While talking to Variety, Marvel executive Victoria Alonso talked about the film’s mixed reviews. She even stated that according to her, fans determine the success of any film.
“We have tried to stir it up and sometimes the critics are not with us. That’s OK. That’s OK…,” Alonso explained. “We thank you for being a critic. We thank you for writing about us. And the fans will decide… Diversity and inclusion is not a political game for us. It is 100 percent a responsibility because you don’t get to have the global success that we have given the Walt Disney Company without the support of people around the world of every kind of human there is.”
While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter previously, director Chloe Zhao also talked about the use of practical effects in Eternals. This resulted in many fans getting mesmerized by the natural beauty put on display throughout the film.
“When I pitched the film, we spent half the time talking about what and the other half talking about how. That’s very important to me. Sometimes, we get excited about the what but we don’t talk about how,” Zhao said of her decision-making process. “We knew that this film had to be immersive, and we knew that there had to be a level of realism to everything, from action to the Eternals in historic periods. So we, as the audience, have to actually believe that these immortal aliens have walked the planet for several thousand years. I want the audience to discover these characters and their relationship with this planet.”
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