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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Goes Three in a Row at the Weekend Box Office

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Without major competition, it’s not surprising that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was at the top of the box office for the third weekend. The film dropped just 37.5% from the previous weekend earning an estimated $21.7 million. That brings the domestic total to $176.9 million, one of the best of the year so far and will likely become the top film this week.

The movie is also continuing to perform strong at the international box office. Over the week it earned about $31.7 million to bring that total to $143.7 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $320.6 million placing it in sixth place so far this year.

In second place was Free Guy which continues a strong showing. In its sixth week, the film grossed an estimated $5.2 million to bring its domestic total to $108.6 million. Over the week, the film grossed about $15 million at the international box office to bring that to $189.7 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $298.3 million so far.

In third place was the new film Cry Macho. It earned an estimated $4.5 million in its first week. Internationally, it grossed $350,000. Worldwide, that brings Clint Eastwood’s latest to $4.9 million.

Candyman held on to fourth place earning an estimated $3.5 million Domestically, the film has grossed $53.2 million. Over the week, the film added about $2.3 million to its international total. That now stands at $13.5 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $66.7 million.

Rounding out the top five was Malignant which continues to tumble dropping 50.7% from the previous week. The film grossed an estimated $2.7 million bringing its domestic total to $9.8 million. It has done a bit better internationally where it added about $5.3 million to bring that to $14.8 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $24.6 million.

In comic films…

Black Widow came in at #14 with an estimated $181,000. Domestically, the film has grossed $183.4 million. The international total has moved adding about $4.8 million over the week where it now stands at $194.5 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $377.9 million.

Old was #15 with an estimated $160,000. Domestically, the film has grossed just under $48 million. Internationally, the film added about $1,500,000 to its total over the week to bring that to $41.4 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $89.4 million.

The Suicide Squad didn’t show up on the weekend chart but the film looks like it made about $500,000 over the week. Domestically, the film has grossed $55.4 million. The film held steady with its international gross of $110 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $165.4 million.

Initial numbers have 52 films earning $47,691,306 from 33,155 theaters. That’s around 25% less than last weekend’s 45 films which earned $61,321,811 from 31,299 theaters. The average earning was $1,438.44 this past weekend, about 50% less than the previous weekend’s $1,959.23.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Holds on to First Place in the Weekend Box Office

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

It shouldn’t be much of a surprise by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings repeated as champ of the weekend box office. The film added an estimated $35.8 million to its domestic total which now stands at $145.6 million. That weekend total was a drop of 52.5% which is a little bit better than average for a comic book film which can easily drop 55% to 60% in their second weekend.

Internationally, the film rocked, with an almost similar amount as the previous weekend’s gross during the week. It earned about $55.8 million bringing the international gross to $112 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $257.6 million.

In second place was Free Guy which moved up a slot from the previous weekend. The film added an estimated $5.8 million to its domestic total which now stands at $101.8 million. The film has continued to do well overseas adding about $27.3 million over the week to bring that total to $174.7 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $276.5 million.

Malignant debuted in third place with a dual opening on HBO Max. It’s unknown how many watched the film there. It’s unknown if the numbers are good if they’d be released as it would provide more ammunition for theater owners to say that same day digital releases are hurting box office grosses. But, a solid number would also push back against any negative narrative the film is a failure. The film grossed $5.6 million domestically and $9.5 million internationally for a worldwide total of $15.1 million.

Candyman slipped to fourth place from last weekend’s second. The film earned an estimated $4.8 million to bring its domestic total to $48 million. The film earned just $300,000 internationally over the week to bring that gross to $11.2 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $59.2 million.

Rounding out the top five was Jungle Cruise which has held in the top five for some time now. The film added an impressive $2.5 million after seven weeks to bring its domestic total to $109.9 million. The international gross stands at $86.9 million. Worldwide the film has grossed $196.8 million.

In comic films…

Black Widow came in at #12 with an estimated $282,000. Domestically, the film has grossed $183.1 million. The international total has held steady at $189.6 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $372.7 million.

Old was #13 with an estimated $244,585. Domestically, the film has grossed $47.7 million. Internationally, the film added about $1,900,000 to its total over the week to bring that to $39.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $87.7 million.

The Suicide Squad didn’t show up on the weekend chart but the film looks like it made about $500,000 over the week. Domestically, the film has grossed $54.9 million. The film added $1.9 million to its international gross over the week to bring that to $110 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $164.9 million.

Initial numbers have 53 films earning $61,321,811 from 31,299 theaters. That’s around $50 million less than last weekend’s 45 films which earned $110,438,478 from 30,852 theaters. The average earning was $1,959.23 this past weekend, about 50% less than the previous weekend’s $3,579.62.

Celebrate the Release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in Marvel Contest of Champions

To celebrate the release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings film, the award-winning, mobile fighterMarvel Contest of Champions will be giving all new and current players a FREE 3-Star Shang-Chi. Players will be able to perform Wushu Strikes, harness the power of Chi and become the ultimate Kung Fu master! Make sure to log in before October 6th @17:00 UTC to claim your gift! 

In addition, Marvel Contest of Champions has created a special quest, Shang-Chi’s Close Quarters Challenge, themed to include hand-to-hand combat inspired by the brand-new movie. Play the quest between September 1st to October 6th to experience the action!

Here is a quick bio of Shang-Chi’s in-game story:

From a young age, Shang-Chi went through rigorous martial arts training with his father, Zheng Zu. After discovering he was being shaped into a lethal assassin, he instead took to Super Hero work. As the Master of Kung Fu, Shang-Chi has complete control over his inner energy, Chi. With a vast knowledge of Wushu fighting styles, Shang-Chi can wield a variety of weapons but he excels in bare-handed combat.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Gets an Official Trailer

We’ve gotten some teasers for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings but we now have an official trailer. The trailer gives a much better idea of what we can expect including the Ten Rings in action. Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe should be excited for the last clip which features the return of a classic character.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings comes to theaters on September 3, 2021.

Take Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings with you with Pop! Marvel Keychains

Funko has miniaturized Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings with new Pocket Pop! Keychains.

You can choose from Shang-Chi and Katy and pre-order them now.


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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Comes to Funko Pop!s

With the movie coming later this year, Funko is releasing a set of Pop!s from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

You can get Shang-Chi, Shang-Chi with Bow Staff, Katy, Xialing, Wenwu, Jiang Li, and Razor Fist.

Pre-order the figures now.


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Marvel Drops a Sizzle Real With a First Look at The Eternals Plus New Movie Announcements

Marvel kicked off the week with a sizzle real celebrating what has come and what is to come. In the video, we get our first look at Eternals, the highly anticipated film as well as dates for film releases and the reveal of two new films (well, a title for one).

Check out the dates for the films, the revealed films, and the video below!

  • Black Widow – July 9, 2021
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – September 3, 2021
  • Eternals – November 5, 2021
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home – December 17, 2021
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – March 25, 2022
  • Thor: Love and Thunder – May 6, 2022
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania – February 17, 2023
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – May 5, 2023
  • Fantastic Four

Revealed were:

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – July 8, 2022
  • The Marvels – November 11, 2022
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