BOX OFFICE: “Clifford” takes a big bite, “Eternals” rolls, “Dune” slides

“Clifford the Big Red Dog” is showing on Paramount+ and is still heading towards a $20 million+ opening weekend.

Not too shabby. Family fare is refunding its footing at the movies as families start to get kids vaccinated.

Bad reviews and weak audience endorsement didn’t kill “Eternals” on its second weekend. A respectable $27 million, a 60-62% drop, means it’ll be on top until something like “Ghostbusters” or the like knocks it off.

“Eternals” has already passed the first “Dune” film in total box office take in just a week of release. “Dune” is on its way to another $5.6 million this weekend.

James Bond is still pulling them in, adding over $4.6 by midnight Sunday.

“Venom” and “Ron’s Gone Wrong” are coming in at $3.7 and $2-3 respectively.

“Belfast,” in limited release, is finally giving Focus Features something to brag about. It opens at roughly what “The French Dispatch” is earning on a lot more screens -$1.63 to $1.7.

“Last Night in Soho” is out of the top ten. Audiences are missing out and Focus really dropped the ball on that one.

“Spencer” is at $1.53 it’s second week, and “Antlers” stays in the top ten at over $1 million. N

Numbers courtesy of Box Office Pro, Deadline and Exhibitor Relations.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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