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‘Eternals’ Is Marvel’s Biggest Disney+ Debut

“Eternals” was released on Disney+ on Wednesday, January 12 and is one of Marvel’s most popular titles to debut on the streamer.  According to Samba TV,  2M households in the United States viewed the film within the first five days of its release. This makes “Eternals” the biggest Marvel entry on Disney+ to date.  For comparison, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings debuted at 1.7M households and Black Widow at 1.1M US households.

Disney’s “Encanto”, which was released on Disney+ on December 24, 2021, was also watched by 2 million US households in the first five days.

Samba TV only measures viewership (of at least 5 minutes) in SmartTV terrestrial TVs with a panel size of 3 million U.S. households. Even though the numbers don’t tell the entire story of a show’s total number of viewers, including mobile and online, Samba TV is one of the few metrics firms out there monitoring streaming viewership.

Marvel Studios’ “Eternals” follows a group of heroes from beyond the stars who had protected the Earth since the dawn of man. When monstrous creatures called the Deviants, long thought lost to history, mysteriously return, the Eternals are forced to reunite in order to defend humanity once again.

The outstanding ensemble cast includes Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as cosmic-powered Kingo, Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite, Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos, Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Barry Keoghan as aloof loner Druig, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh, with Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, with Salma Hayek as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena.

Chloé Zhao directs the film, and Kevin Feige and Nate Moore are the producers, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Kevin de la Noy serving as executive producers. The screen story is by Ryan Firpo & Kaz Firpo, and the screenplay is by Chloé Zhao and Chloé Zhao & Patrick Burleigh and Ryan Firpo & Kaz Firpo.

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