Theater counts: Eternals unseat Dune with a 4,090-location debut

November 4, 2021


After two weeks sitting atop both the theater count chart and more importantly at the box office, Dune will take a backseat this week. The film opened domestically two weeks ago and has earned just north of $75 million. This week it drops down to 3,546 theaters, which is not enough to keep at the top of our list, but still widely available to see on the big screen. There’s no surprise that the honor of widest release this week goes to Walt Disney’s Eternals. The latest MCU feature, directed by Chloé Zhao and carrying a $200-million budget is set to launch in 4,090 locations across North America. The superhero blockbuster amassed $7.6 million from 14 international territories from rollouts beginning on Wednesday. Hitting theaters on Wednesday next week, the family-friendly film, Clifford the Big Red Dog is set to open in 3,400 locations. The animated-live action hybrid stars veteran actor John Cleese and Darby Camp and of course the amiable Clifford. Also making its way to the big screen this week is the biographical psychological drama Spencer. The movie from Neon Films which stars Kristen Stewart as Lady Diana will debut in a confirmed 996 locations.

Rounding out the top five this week is Halloween Kills, playing in 3,098 theaters, Last Night in Soho, keeping its 3,016 location count from last week, and lastly, former box office topper, No Time to Die just behind in 3,007 theaters.

New in limited release this week is The Beta Test. The satirical thriller follows a married Hollywood agent who receives a mysterious letter for an anonymous sexual encounter and becomes ensnared in a sinister world of lying, murder and infidelity. The film releases in 25 locations.

After Clifford on Wednesday, next weekend has only one wide release. The historical drama Belfast, which chronicles a nine-year-old boy growing up in Belfast in the 1960s, is set to open in an estimated 600 cinemas.

Note: FUNimation count is an estimate from Box Office Pro.

Movie Distributor Theaters Previous
Theaters
Change
Eternals Walt Disney 4,090 New
Dune Warner Bros. 3,546 4,125 -579
Halloween Kills Universal Pictures 3,098 3,616 -518
Last Night in Soho Focus Features 3,016 3,016
No Time to Die United Artists Releasing 3,007 3,507 -500
Antlers Searchlight Pictures 2,800 2,800
Ron’s Gone Wrong 20th Century Studios 2,650 3,560 -900
Venom: Let There be Carnage Sony Pictures 2,640 3,278 -638
The Addams Family 2 United Artists Releasing 1,807 2,757 -950
My Hero Academia: World Heroes’s Mission FUNimation 1,425 1,602 -177
The French Dispatch Searchlight Pictures 1,205 788 +417
Spencer Neon 996 New
A Mouthful of Air Sony Pictures 723 816 -93
Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Walt Disney 440 1,115 -665
The Last Duel 20th Century Studios 220 950 -730
Dear Evan Hansen Universal Pictures 199 292 -93
Candyman Universal Pictures 121 659 -538
Free Guy 20th Century Studios 95 185 -90
Jungle Cruise Walt Disney 75 100 -25
Mass Bleecker Street 37 77 -40
The Beta Test IFC Films 25 New
I’m Your Man Bleecker Street 3 13 -10

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