For 3 consecutive weeks, Simu Liu’s films remain at No. 1 in the global box office.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings continues to bring hope to Marvel Studios after three weeks in theaters almost worldwide (don’t forget that in China, for example, the film hasn’t been released yet).
The film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton brought in a cumulative worldwide estimate of around $320 million, meaning that the film’s performance was better than many expected before its release.
It should not be forgotten that, taking into account the little-known nature of Shang-Chi among the general public as well as the coronavirus pandemic, with its restrictions in many countries, the arrival of the film was not very encouraging.
But it seems that this fear, and the long shadow of the deflated Black Widow suffering at the box office, did not affect Shang-Chi in many countries.
Of course, it’s worth noting that it lacks great competitors in most markets, where the millionaire blockbuster hasn’t been released during the month of September.
Spain, in fact, is one exception. Last week, Dune, Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel, premiered, and immediately became number 1 at the box office in our country.
The lack of competition in a market like the United States made it easier for Shang-Chi and the legend of the Ten Rings to maintain that edge over other premieres reaching the US market.
It’s possible the story will change next week, when on October 1, Venom lands in North American theaters: There’ll be Carnage. However, these days it’s hard to accurately anticipate what’s going to happen at the box office.
Do you think Shang-Chi and the legend of the Ten Rings will maintain the number 1 spot at the box office for another week?
Shang-Chi Leads North American Box Office, 3 Weeks In A Row
In its third week of screening, the Marvel superhero film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings managed to maintain its position as the leader of the North American box office (United States and Canada).
Throughout September 17-19 2021, the film, starring Simu Liu, managed to record revenues of USD 21.7 million or equivalent to Rp. 309.9 billion from ticket sales in 4,070 theaters.
That way, Shang-Chi’s total domestic income for 3 weeks reached USD 176.9 million or around Rp. 2.52 trillion. Although still leading the box office, the percentage of ticket sales has decreased, from 53 percent last week to 37 percent this week.
Shang-Chi’s income has the potential to overtake Black Widow’s income, which not only shows in theaters but also Disney+. As is known, the film, starring Scarlett Johansson, posted revenues of USD 183 million.
Featuring Marvel’s newest superhero, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ring, grossed $90 million from 3 days of debut. This figure is the biggest selling Marvel Studios film since the pandemic, after Black Widow.*