Marvel’s Shang-Chi Holds Off Malignant for Its Second Weekend Box Office Win – IGN
Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has held off James Wan’s Malignant for its second weekend box office win with a domestic haul of $35.8 million.
As reported by Variety, Shang-Chi saw a 53% decline from its Labor Day opening weekend earnings of $71.4 million domestically. That decrease was much better than Black Widow’s roughly 70% fall in its second weekend.
Globally, Shang-Chi has officially crossed the $250 million mark and has a worldwide total of $257.6 million. Domestically, it has earned $145.6 million, making it the fourth-highest grossing film of 2021, and inches it ever closer to Black Widow’s $182 million.
Malignant was the only new, big-name contender for Shang-Chi, but it only managed to earn $5.57 million domestically, which is a far cry from its $40 million budget. However, it is important to note that Shang-Chi is not available on Disney+, while Malignant is also available to stream on HBO Max at no extra cost.
Malignant failed to even beat Free Guy’s $5.8 million, placing it at third place for the weekend. Rounding out the top five were Candyman’s $4.8 million and Jungle Cruise’s $2.4 million.
Shang-Chi’s success has reportedly caused Disney to make a decision to release Marvel’s Eternals exclusively in theaters when it arrives on November 5, 2021.
For more on Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, check out our review of the film, the full story of MCU’s Mandarin, and how the film’s star Simu Liu has used his own stock phots to shut down doubters.
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