Marvel’s Eternals and Rajnikanth starrer Annaatthe showed a big drop on Monday at the box office.
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Produced by Marvel Studios , the 26th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Chloé Zhao, directed Eternals was highly anticipated film where the immortal beings with superhuman powers who were living a secret life on Earth for thousands of years, reunite to battle the evil Deviants. Kind of sequel to previous Marvel’s blockbuster Avengers, Eternals opened to a fabulous response during the Diwali festival with Rs 8.75 crore from 1400 screens across India and including all languages (English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu). The opening day figure was also good enough to beat the previous Marvel’s blockbuster Shang-Chi, which collected Rs 2.97 crore. The superhero saga dropped on Saturday with Rs 5.5 crore while Sunday was slightly better with Rs 5.75 crore. As per early estimates, Eternals dropped by 65% on Monday at the box office, collecting somewhere between Rs 2-2.15 crore and bringing the four days figure to Rs 20-20.5 crore. The budget of Eternals is estimated to be around $200 million and has released 800 locations and 1400 screens across India.
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The Rajnikanth starrer Annaatthe already become the second best opening weekend grosser after Vijay starrer Master this year with Rs 83.55 crore (extended four days weekend). Directed by Siva and produced by Kalanithi Maran under the banner of Sun Pictures, the action drama dropped heavily on Monday at the ticket window.
As per early estimates, Annatthe collected somewhere between Rs 4-5 crore on its first weekday, bringing the five days total to Rs 88-89 crore. Annaatthe stars Rajinikanth, Keerthi Suresh, Nayanthara, and Prakash Raj in key roles.