Marvel’s ‘Sang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ remained at the top of the box office for the third week in a row. Shang-Chi breaks a great record as Marvel’s blockbuster dominates the box office in its opening weekend, In case you haven’t noticed, it’s been a strange and often worrying time in recent weeks for movie studios to release big box office titles. The growing numbers of the COVID-19 Delta variant have stunted box office potential, and not only has it resulted in moderate numbers, but we are also starting to see some notable upcoming features once again shifting their release dates. Given this atmosphere, there has been a great deal of curiosity surrounding Destin Daniel Cretton’s new Marvel movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Going into his theatrical debut, there were questions about how his performance would compare to the legacy of the world’s most popular franchise and whether he would meet the standard that has been set.
Shang-Chi leads in its third weekend with almost $ 22 million
The movie “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” once again dominated the box office in the United States. For the third consecutive weekend, Shang-Chi has secured the top spot at the box office , grossing another 21.7 million dollars (a drop of 37.5%), data very close to the 21 million that Deadline estimated yesterday. This number is enough to give Shang-Chi the second best data for a third weekend for a premiere in September, behind only “It,” which earned $ 29.75 million.
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1. Black Widow ($ 183.2 million)
2. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ($ 176.9 million)
3. F9: The Fast Saga ($ 172.9 million)
4. A Quiet Place: Part II ($ 160 million)
5. Jungle Cruise ($ 110.4 million)
Despite the fact that we are in this pandemic situation, the Marvel Studios film is managing to break some records for pre-pandemic times (remember that it also broke the box office record as the largest Labor Day premiere since “Halloween” in 2007).
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” the Disney blockbuster featuring Marvel’s first leading Asian superhero, dominated the North American box office for a third straight week, taking in $21.7 million, figures showed Monday.
The film — starring Chinese-Canadian actor Simu Liu as a former assassin in the shadow of an evil father (Hong Kong legend Tony Leung) — has so far earned $176.9 million in US and Canadian theaters, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said.
Sci-fi comedy “Free Guy,” from 20th Century, held steady in second spot with $5.1 million. It stars Ryan Reynolds as an everyman bank teller who discovers he’s actually a non-player character in a huge video game.
Third place went to new entrant “Cry Macho,” the latest gritty drama by the legendary Clint Eastwood, who directs and stars as a retired rodeo rider helping a teenager and his fighting rooster leave Mexico. The Warner Brothers film earned $4.4 million.
In fourth place, for a second week running, was Universal’s slasher film “Candyman,” a reimagining of the classic 1992 film of the same name. It took in $3.5 million this weekend, and so far has topped $53 million overall in North America.
Another horror movie, “Malignant,” came in fifth with $2.7 million, while comedy/action new entry “Copshop” opened in sixth spot, with $2.3 million.
It should also be noted that Shang-Chi had little to no competition on its third weekend, the biggest premiere being Clint Eastwood’s “Cry Macho.” The latter only raised $ 4.7 million on the weekend, which was enough to move to third place. Retaining second place is “Free Guy,” which has grossed another $ 5 million at the box office. To date, “Free Guy” has grossed $ 279.5 million at the worldwide box office. In other countries, for example Spain, “Dune” has been released this weekend, but in the United States it will not arrive until October.
With those more than 20 million dollars, the film accumulates in the United States an estimated figure of 176.9 million dollars . This places it as the second best premiere of 2021 in the United States, just below the 183.2 million that “Black Widow” raised .
If this good data at the box office continues, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is on track to become the first film of the pandemic era to exceed $ 200 million at the national box office (it is estimated that it will end its stage in theaters with a total of 220-230 million in the United States). That is to say, it will surpass “Black Widow” .
Outside the United States, it raises $ 20.3 million (-42.3% drop), for a total outside the United States of $ 143.7 million .
Worldwide, the film already stands at about $ 320.6 million in total, making it the sixth highest grossing film of the year. It is estimated that when its stage in theaters is over, it will accumulate about 420-440 million dollars worldwide. All this without being released in China, where it still does not have a release date nor does it seem likely that it will end up having it. This represents a significant decline since it is a market that can yield large figures, without going any further, “Fast & Furious 9” got 200 million dollars in China.