Shang-Chi remains strong at box office with another dominant performance

During its second domestic weekend, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings remains No.1 at the box office scooping another $35.8 million.

Shang-Chi had an incredible opening week, defying expectations and giving the Marvel Cinematic Universe another groundbreaking victory. Now, the film has successfully managed to hold off any competition in a second impressive week.

As revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings held onto the top spot at the box office during its second weekend in the US, garnering $35.8 million.

How is Shang-Chi performing at the box office?

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opened at $29.6 million during opening day (including the $8.8 million from Thursday night previews). It received $75.5 million during its Labor Day weekend, breaking the record and surpassing the record held by Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake since its release in 2007.

Leaving inflation to the side just for a moment, Shang-Chi will be one of the most successful origin stories centered on an MCU superhero film, with its opening weekend besting the likes of 2008’s The Incredible Hulk ($21.4 million) and 2015’s Ant-Man ($23.4 million).

Shang-Chi only had a 53% drop in its second domestic gross compared to Black Widow’s 68% drop off back in July. The $35.8 million from its second weekend has brought the film’s domestic takings to $145.6 million.

Behind Shang-Chi, at No.2 is another Disney release in the Ryan Reynolds vehicle Free Guy – the action-comedy picture which has come to its fifth week in cinemas. At third place is the Warner Bros./New Line property, Malignant, which obtained a somewhat lukewarm $5.57 million through 3,500 theaters.

Marvel’s Shang-Chi is indeed the first MCU film to feature a predominantly Asian cast. It is the second film within Phase Four of the MCU after Black Widow and the 25th installment in the franchise overall.

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