Box Office – Here comes Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi has become a legendary box office success as it casts a spell on international audiences. Here, not so much thanks to lockdown.
fisted man with flying rings, Shang-Chi

The international news of the week is the box office performance of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. It took $190 million around the world in its first weekend, and rocked the socks off US pundits with half of that. 

Disney chose the summer’s end Labor Day Holiday weekend to launch and did almost as well as a standard Marvel release. It was spread over an extra day, but that slot is traditionally slow according to Variety. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.