Advance tickets sales for Eternals topped Marvel’s previous Phase Four films, Shang-Chi and Black Widow.
Eternals is the latest to come from Marvel Studios as Phase Four continues after the long delay on the big screen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, tickets for Eternals went on sale weeks ahead of its November 5th release.
According to Deadline, Eternals‘ advance ticket sales reached $2.6 million in its first 24 hours. This figure puts the film ahead of Shang-Chi‘s $1.4 million and Black Widow‘s $2 million. Black Widow ultimately scored an $80.3 million domestic opening alongside its Disney Plus day and date release. Meanwhile, Shang-Chi set the Labor Day weekend box office record with $75.3 million.
Here is the synopsis for Eternals:
“The story takes place across two time periods. One storyline is set in the past when they operated as a formidable team and a close family unit. The second storyline is in the present, when the group has fractured and split apart, content to live among humans, hiding in plain sight. The prevailing threat of the Deviants, which once again threatens the existence of mankind, means the Eternals need to put their differences aside and regroup.”Advertisement
Chloe Zhao directed Eternals from a script she co-wrote with Patrick Burleigh, Kaz Firpo, and Ryan Firpo. The cast of the Marvel Studios project includes Gemma Chan as Sersi, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, Salma Hayek as Ajak, and Angelina Jolie as Thena.
Eternals will hit theaters on November 5, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming MCU film and be sure to subscribe to WM Leader’s YouTube channel for more original video content.