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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

‘Shang-Chi’ Ringing Up $140M Global Bow; Sets Pandemic Record In UK – International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings outperformed expectations at the global and international box office this weekend, coming in with $56.2M overseas for the standard frame, and a new Labor Day record $83.5M for the four-day domestic session ($71.4M three-day). Combined, and including the Labor Day estimate, the worldwide total is $139.7M. Stripping out Monday’s domestic forecast, the weekend comes in at $127.6M global.

On screens in 41 material offshore markets, the first Asian American Marvel superhero chimed in with No. 1s in all key hubs, including the biggest three-day opening weekend during the pandemic era in the UK ($7.7M). That market leads all offshore play, followed by Korea with $6.5M, France ($4.3M), Russia ($3.2M) and Japan ($2.8M).

Overall, it is estimated that in like-for-like markets at current exchange rates, the Destin Daniel Cretton-directed Marvel entry’s international bow is 53% ahead of The Suicide Squad and 29% below Black Widow.

Notably not going this session were much of South East Asia and China, where a date is still awaited; Australia is also still 70% closed.

In IMAX, Shang-Chi grossed $13.2M worldwide. This sets a global Labor Day weekend opening record. Internationally, the film took in $5.2M from IMAX on 391 screens in 66 countries. Six of those set pandemic era debut weekend records, while an additional seven countries had their second best pandemic era start, including the UK and Brazil.

Social and critical scores are high on Shang-Chi, which stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Meng’er Zhang and Benedict Wong. In France, it’s got a 4.2 from AlloCiné. And, in China, despite not yet being released, the film already has a 7.7 on Douban — Black Widow, which has also not released in the market, carries a 6.3.

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