Shang-Chi dominates domestic and global box office with $257.6M

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings continued to dominate both the domestic and international box office this weekend with a total $257.6M since its September 3 opening.

Destin Daniel Cretton’s No. 1 hit movie has now surpassed its reported budget, between $150M–$200M, despite a 34% drop overseas – according to Deadline.

The MCU superhero flick currently holds a ‘certified fresh’ 92% critic approval rating (out of 272 reviews) and a 98% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.  

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On top: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings continued to dominate both the domestic and international box office this weekend with a total $257.6M since its September 3 opening

Shang-Chi stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley, Benedict Wong, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, and Florian Munteanu.

Landing the second spot was Shawn Levy’s sci-fi action comedy, starring Ryan Reynolds, with a total $276.5M in its fifth week in cinemas.

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But unlike Shang-Chi, Free Guy plays in China and it’s earned $76.3M to date there – according to Deadline.

And it’s unlikely to after 2017 social media comments made by Simu Liu – the Canadian son of Chinese immigrants – resurfaced calling the Communist country ‘third world’ and describing its people as ‘dying of starvation.’

Destin Daniel Cretton’s No. 1 hit movie has now surpassed its reported budget, between $150M–$200M, despite a 34% drop overseas

‘Certified fresh’: The MCU superhero flick currently holds a 92% critic approval rating (out of 272 reviews) and a 98% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes

Shang-Chi stars Simu Liu (M), Awkwafina (R), Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley, Benedict Wong, Meng’er Zhang (L), Fala Chen, and Florian Munteanu

In third place was James Wan’s horror thriller Malignant, which debuted with $5.57M domestically and $9.5M internationally.

Nia DaCosta’s horror sequel Candyman earned fourth place with $4.8M domestically and $10.9M internationally.

And Jaume Collet-Serra’s family adventure flick Jungle Cruise pulled $2.4M domestically this weekend, landing in fifth place after an impressive seven weeks in cinemas. 

Landing the second spot was Shawn Levy’s sci-fi action comedy, starring Ryan Reynolds (L), with a total $276.5M in its fifth week in cinemas

Wider release: But unlike Shang-Chi, Free Guy plays in China and it’s earned $76.3M to date there

Uh-oh: And it’s unlikely to after 2017 social media comments made by Simu Liu – the Canadian son of Chinese immigrants – resurfaced calling the Communist country ‘third world’ and describing its people as ‘dying of starvation’

Read more:

  • ‘Shang-Chi’ Shoots To $258M Global Box Office; ‘Free Guy At $277M – Deadline
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – Rotten Tomatoes