Marvel studio’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings tops the box office chart in its third week of release and managed to collect $320 million at the worldwide box office. According to reports, the film added another $21.7 million in the third weekend of its theatrical release.
Destin Daniel Cretton’s MCU actioner becomes the second highest grossing hollywood movie in the pandemic era after Black Widow ($370 million). However the film is on the path to become the first highest grossing film in Covid era by managing to cross $200 million at the domestic box office.
To top the highest grossing box-office chart, the film has to surpass movies including Tenet ($366 million), Bad Boys for Life ($430 million), Black Widow ($370 million), Godzilla Vs. Kong ($460 million) and F9 ($716 million).
Although the film is yet to release in China, in the opening weekend the MCU adventure managed to collect $140 million worldwide and grossed $127.6 million in the US over the extended Labor Day weekend.
The film 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. Along with Cretton, David Callaham and Andrew Lanham wrote the screenplay for the film.
Shang-Chi was first created in the 1970s by writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin, debuting in Special Marvel Edition #15 in the Bronze Age of Comic Books, and starred in his own solo title until 1983.