A week after its release in the United States, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” continues to rule at the top of the American box office. “Free Guy” crosses the $ 100 million mark and is ahead of the novelty “Malignant”.
AMERICAN BOX-OFFICE FROM SEPTEMBER 10 TO 12
Marvel, king of the American box office! This was already the case before the pandemic, which made them skip the year 2020, and the situation does not change today. While Black Widow is currently the biggest hit of 2021 across the Atlantic, with $ 183 million in revenue, Cate Shortland’s film could soon be joined by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Or even exceeded.
Despite a drop in local revenues amounting to 52.5% compared to its weekend release, the feature film by Destin Daniel Cretton quietly retains the lead of the Top 10. And with 35,786,000 additional greenbacks, its cumulative total now stands at 145,601,141, which already makes it the fourth biggest success of the year on American soil.
A place that Shang-Chi occupies just in front Jungle Cruise and Free Guy, other films distributed by Disney, which are also 100 years old. If the feature film led by Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt had already crossed this milestone a few days ago, the one worn by Ryan Reynolds took advantage of the weekend to achieve it. It thus becomes the seventh opus released this year to achieve this. We are certainly still very far from the 30 of 2019, but there is a clear improvement compared to the upheavals linked to Covid last year.
Among the few outings on Friday September 10, Malignant enters directly on the third step of the podium. But only Death Sentence did worse than it among James Wan’s films, with $ 4,231,321 for its first weekend of operation, compared to 5,570,000 here.
For comparison, the third Conjuring (only co-written and produced by the filmmaker), also released in theaters and on HBO Max this year, had brought in 24,104,332. But the fact that the brand is already more established with the public is also to be taken into account.
Besides Malignant, two other horror films can be found in this ranking: the Candyman of Nia DaCosta, who falls from the podium but approaches 50 million greenbacks in the United States; and the following of Don’t Breathe, which will have a hard time reaching the 89,217,875 garnered by the first opus in 2016.
Finally, note the solid start of The Card Counter. Released on a limited park (580 screens) after passing through Venice then Deauville, Paul Schrader’s new production offers itself the second best average per copy, and thus does better than Free Guy, Malignant and Candyman.
“Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings” is on view in our theaters since September 1st:
Source: Box office Mojo