Recently, “Eternals” was made available to watch on Disney+, which offers fans an effortless way to rewatch it and potentially give them a chance to progressively reiterate their opinions about the film.
Fortunately, this brought a turning point in the film’s ratings. “Eternals” has reportedly broken a Disney+ record. About 2 million households streamed it during its first five days on the platform.
Luis Fernando reported that “Eternals” broke the record for the most streams by a Marvel Studios movie in the first five days after release. The film bested “Shang-Chi” and the “Legend of the Ten Rings,” which held the previous record.
1.8 million households streamed “Shang-Chi” on its first five days on the platform, while “Black Widow” gained only 1.1 million streams. As for the adversary studio (DCEU), 2.8 million households watched “The Suicide Squad” on its release, and Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” gathered 1.8 million views.
The pandemic has given Marvel Studios a hard time selling their new film “Eternals.” During its worldwide theater premier at the end of 2021, the film didn’t sell out like Marvel fans have expected, as there are millions of Marvel fans worldwide.
The film received a surge of mixed comments from critics and fans. This brought a huge impact on its box office numbers each week. However, “Eternals” had a great deal of potential, just like any other MCU production.
The crews and cast members of the movie are many of the most prominent personalities in the entertainment industry. Directing the film is award-winning (specifically Oscar) director Chloé Zhao, along with top-tier actors, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, and Kit Harington, to name a few.
However, there were assertions that the film was primarily composed of exposition and way more characters than fingers can count. As a result, the movie wasn’t considered by the audience as a must-watch.
So, it is a bit shocking to see the film perform well on Disney+ given the negative feedback about it. But we would point out the pandemic as the main reason for its low marketability.
“Eternals” was released before the holidays, so maybe the people didn’t prefer to sit in a theater full of people merely days before visiting their families. And with the upsurge of the omicron variant, people might be more comfortable staying home.
It is just wonderful to see that the film is finally getting the attention we hope it deserves.