It seems that Marvel movies have been facing some criticism for their recent performances. Some have argued that the films have become too formulaic and lack the innovation and uniqueness of earlier productions. This can be seen in the financial performance of the films, as some of the more recent Marvel movies have failed to meet box office expectations.
For example, “Eternals” was a highly anticipated film that was expected to perform well at the box office, but it ultimately fell short of its projections. According to Box Office Mojo, the film grossed $169 million domestically and $451 million internationally, for a total of $620 million. While this may seem like a impressive number, it falls short of the $800 million that was predicted by some analysts.
Similarly, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” also underperformed at the box office. The film grossed $120 million domestically and $410 million internationally, for a total of $530 million. This falls below the $600 million that was expected by many industry insiders.
It’s worth noting that these underwhelming performances come after a string of highly successful Marvel films, such as “Black Widow” and “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which grossed over $1 billion and $1.1 billion, respectively.
It remains to be seen if Marvel can bounce back with its future releases, but it is clear that the studio will need to bring something new and fresh to the table in order to capture the attention of audiences and meet box office expectations.