Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings – 95% is, without a doubt, the movie of the moment. Marvel once again he manages to position himself perfectly between his audience and specialized critics. Although weeks ago we had the premiere of Black Widow – 87%, the moment felt rushed and some preferred to stay home to see it on Disney +. Instead, the film starring Simu Liu only reached commercial theaters and loyal fans did not hesitate to attend. Although the film does not have a release date in China, which implies a significant drop in the millions it could obtain, it remains in theaters with excellent numbers.
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Every superhero movie depends on three factors that will decide whether or not it becomes a franchise: fans’ expectations of the character’s future, critical acclaim, and millions of dollars at the box office. Of course, money is the most important pillar, and allows you to “forgive” any failure in the other points. Up to now, Shang-chi has managed to cover all this without problem. Despite being a little known character among the public and not having a classic white protagonist, the film did a good job to make the hero and his powers known, which are already among the most important of the new phase of Marvel. Similarly, the post-credits scenes have already given way to a ton of theories for a sequel or an upcoming Avengers reunion.
With all the problem of the pandemic, the real challenge of Shang-chi it was to achieve a good box office. Black widow changed its release date several times, and although it had a good first week, its earnings plummeted during the second, making it the worst drop of the year. UCM, which began in 2008. With this precedent, the production company had to make the decision to abandon the dual premieres and the film finally took off with more than US $ 70 million and has only been in theaters for a week.
Now it is known that Shang-chi just broke a major new record at the domestic box office. According to Forbes, after just five days in theaters, the movie made more than $ 100 million and became the fastest-breaking title since the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – 61% in 2019. It may seem like a small thing because not many years have passed since the other record, but it must be taken into account that that tape of Star wars It was the end of a trilogy and there were no health restrictions preventing or limiting admissions to the wards.
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Worldwide, Shang-chi has already made more than $ 170 million, beating releases of the year such as Free Guy: Taking Control – 96%, A Quiet Place Part II – 93%, Fast & Furious 9 – 65%, and Godzilla vs. Kong – 85%. For now, Jungle Cruise – 70%, starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson, and The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It – 85%, remain up with US $ 194 million and US $ 197 million respectively. However, it must be taken into account that these two titles have already been on the bill for several weeks, so it is expected that the new installment of Marvel have no problem exceeding your numbers in the next few days.
The movie of UCM had a 64% drop during its second week, but this is not uncommon, since its premiere was during the long weekend of Labor Day in the United States, and now things are more or less back to normal. Definitely the projects of Disney they have helped cinemas that asked for exclusive releases to avoid bankruptcy. The brand is expected to keep the arrival dates for Eternals and Spider-Man: No Road Home to save the year.
The great success of Shang-chi inspired Sony to advance the release date of Venom: Let There Be Carnage, although the first suspicions were that they would leave the sequel for 2022. On the other hand, the box office of the film will also promote other premieres such as No Time to Die , Daniel Craig’s farewell as James bond, which also had several changes, but the production company has already decided to release whatever happens. The same happens with Halloween Kills – 67% and Dune – 80%, both to be released in October. Dune is a special case, as it will also be released in HBO MaxBut early reviews indicate that this is an epic experience that can only be seen on the big screen, so these comments may inspire audiences to return to theaters.
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