American film and television production company Marvel Studios is once again dominating over US box office charts for its newest comic book epic “Eternals.” The movie, which has been released on November 5 in cinemas, is the third one in the Phase Four era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In its second weekend of release, the film has collected a leading $27.5 million from 4,090 North American theaters. Through November 14, it crossed the $100 million mark in the US and Canada, with box office receipts at $118 million. Despite the film not being able to serve a particularly notable benchmark, only a handful of films have surpassed $100 million in 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The superhero adventure traverses thousands of years and unveils “a group of immortal heroes forced out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s oldest enemy, The Deviants,” according to a Marvel press release. Some of the stars included in the cast are: Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Lia McHugh, Salma Hayek, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Kumail Nanjiani, Gemma Chan, and Richard Madden. The film was directed by Academy Award-winning Chloé Zhao, who recently won the award for best director for the film “Nomadland.” Zhao was the first Asian woman to win the award at the Oscars.