Since its opening night last Thursday, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – 95% have given a lot to talk about. After the small discussion between the protagonist and Disney executives for having referred to the film by the latter as an experiment to analyze the impact of an exclusive theatrical release as opposed to hybrid premieres, the public’s response has been much better than what was expected.
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Obviously this has a positive impact on the box office, the more good comments the movie gets, the more people will show interest in seeing it. It has become common for impressions between the audience and the critics to be contrasting, but this is not the case. While some specialists praise the cultural context of the film, the public has applauded the fight choreography giving an important place to martial arts, something that had not been done within the MCU.
Even Jamie Jirak, a Comic Book critic, called the film “one of the best Marvel Cinematic Universe origin stories to date.” The news broke this morning that Destin Daniel Cretton’s production has not made it to the Chinese charts, and may not, which diminishes its chances of making huge revenues globally, but this does not prevent it from break some records.
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Among the pandemic releases, Shang-Chi is already having a certain effect, both for its exclusive release in theaters and the result of the film itself. But outside of the records that can be broken in this era where general revenues are lower than usual due to the capacity of the theaters, the film starring Simu Liu broke the first record outside of the current situation. In the United States and Canada this weekend is important, since it lasts until Monday for Labor Day, which means more people in theaters.
To date, the top grossing film on Labor Day weekend was Rob Zombie’s Halloween: The Beginning – 25% released in 2007, which grossed $ 30.5 million nationwide in those days. These vacation days are not over yet and Shang-Chi has already exceeded that number, and experts estimate that between the rest of Sunday and Monday the number could triple. In its first three days, it has already raised about USD $ 71 million, and it is expected that throughout the entire holiday weekend it will accumulate between USD $ 83.5 million and USD $ 90 million (via Comic Book).
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On various platforms such as Rotten Tomatoes, Cinema Score or IMDb, the film has achieved good ratings from critics, but has also achieved an almost perfect rating from the public. On Rotten Tomatoes alone, the audience rating is 98%, although it may still change in the coming days. At least at the American box office, the MCU’s new has already established itself in first place, followed by Candyman – 82% in its second weekend with USD $ 13.4 million and a cumulative total of USD $ 94.3 million.
In third place in the box office is Free Guy: Taking Control – 96% with USD $ 11.1 million raised in the last three days and USD $ 94.3 million in total. Paw Patrol: The Movie – 100%, which has surprised with its reception, is positioned in fourth place with USD $ 5.215 million and USD $ 31.5 million accumulated. We will have to wait if Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings manages to maintain his hot streak or if he suffers a fall similar to Black Widow – 87% with its simultaneous release.