Marvel Studios has yet another big hit on their hands as the Shang-Chi box office gross has reached $127.6 million globally after just three days. The film also received an A CinemaScore from audiences, indicating a healthy road ahead.
The movie opened with an estimated $71.4 million domestically for its first three days of the four-day holiday weekend and Disney is projecting $83.5 million over the four days. The previous record for the four-day Labor Day weekend was set by Halloween in 2007 with $30.6 million.
Internationally, the Shang-Chi box office hit $56.2 million from 41 markets. The 25th Marvel Studios theatrical release opened No. 1 in all key markets. The top markets include the UK with $7.7 million, Korea with $6.5 million, France with $4.3 million, Russia with $3.2 million, Japan with $2.8 million, Mexico with $2.4 million, Hong Kong with $2.4 million and Germany with $2.3 million.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is expected to post an estimated four-day holiday opening weekend of $13.2 million in IMAX theaters. 399 North American IMAX screens contributed $8 million, while the movie debuted to $5.2 million from 391 screens in 66 overseas markets.
“Shattering Labor Day box office records with an origin story new to many fans, Shang-Chi delivers an emphatic statement: people really want to get back to the movies,” said Rich Gelfond, CEO of IMAX.
“It’s clear that great filmmaking plus an exclusive theatrical release is a winning formula at the box office, and this groundbreaking film has successfully launched an exciting new cinematic journey for Marvel and a strong fall blockbuster slate for the industry.”
The movie doesn’t have a release date yet in China, where Marvel Studios’ films usually perform very well, and about 70% of Australian theaters are closed at the moment. Upcoming international markets include Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam and Greece.
Across Europe, Shang-Chi amassed $31.5 million for its opening weekend, while the movie brought in $17.5 million throughout Asia-Pacific and $7.2 million in Latin America.
Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.
The cast is rounded out by Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Yuen Wah, Ronny Chieng, Zach Cherry, and Dallas Liu.
The movie is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and produced by Kevin Feige and Jonathan Schwartz, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Charles Newirth serving as executive producers.
Dave Callaham & Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew Lanham wrote the screenplay and the screen story is by Dave Callaham & Destin Daniel Cretton.
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