Marvel studio’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings becomes a massive theatrical success with the strong opening nearly $140 million worldwide.
According to reports, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings managed to collect $127.6 million on its opening weekend in the US over the extended Labor Day weekend.
The film’s domestic earning including the US and Canada is about $83.5 million, meanwhile the remaining $56.2 million comes from 41 international markets including UK ($7.7 million), South Korea ($6.5 million), France ($4.3 million), Russia ($3.2 million), and Japan ($2.8 million). The Simu Liu-starrer becomes the largest three-day opening weekend for a film in the COVID-19 era in the UK.
In IMAX, Shang-Chi grossed $13.2 million worldwide. Internationally, the film took in $5.2 million from IMAX on 391 screens in 66 countries.
The film is yet to release date in China. China has always been proved to be a huge market for Marvel, more so right now as Shang-Chi represents a Chinese-American character in the lead.
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 introduced the first Asian Avengers to MCU, the film also stars Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley, and Tony Leung in lead roles.
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.