Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a film that has been in development for over two years, and it finally arrived this past weekend. Shang-Chi’s first weekend collections reach a whopping $71.4 million at North American theaters, making it one of Marvel Studios’ most successful films ever. How did Shang-Chi do it? It was an exclusive theatrical release during Labor Day weekend and had some help from being the third MCU movie released in August after Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Where did Shang-Chi’s first weekend collections majorly reflect from?
Shang-Chi was a success with both audiences and critics, thanks in part to $13.2 million of its total money coming from IMAX screens. After opening in 4,300 locations worldwide, the latest from Marvel generated an eye-popping $16,604 per-screen average and another $56.2 million overseas. Despite the fact that it is low, it makes sense when you consider that the film has not yet been scheduled for release in China, one of Marvel’s major markets, especially given the Asian theme of Shang-Chi.
The superhero flick is based on the popular Chinese mythological figure who fought crime but was eventually killed by his arch-enemy. It has a one-week worldwide cume of $139.7 million. With little competition from the major studios in the next few weeks and because it is released exclusively for its first 45 days, Shang-Chi should continue to rake in money until at least mid-October.
This movie has everything a good action film should have: an amazing story, thrilling scenes, and memorable characters. It is all set to break records and stick on your top ten lists. The audience had nothing better to do than getting lost in Shang-chi’s cinematic universe with all the combat and CGI work happening on screen.
The opinions from the public demonstrate how well this film is received. Every aspect of the audience appeared to be linked with the movie, and they all applaud at its conclusion. Critics, as well as the public, have praised this film, giving it an excellent Rotten Tomatoes score of 92 percent.
Shang-Chi Review from audience across the globe:
“No movie is without flaws, but this was a breath of fresh air for the MCU. Some of my favorite movies now are one-offs like Black Panther or Ant-Man, which have so little ties to the other films that you can enjoy them without spending money on all the other movies to try to understand where you are in the overall storyline.“
“Hands down one of the best MCU movies. Every actor/actress was believable, and the fighting choreography was extremely well choreographed and executed. I also really love that it wasn’t a normal Marvel movie with all the jokes, it felt more real in terms of dialogue.“