Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi’ Is Now the Most Profitable Domestic Release of 2021

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“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” continues to do better at the domestic box office. The latest Marvel film tops the charts for the fourth consecutive weekend and is now the highest-grossing domestic release of 2021.

Since its September 3 debut, “Shang-Chi” has grossed $196.5 million in the US and Canada, surpassing ticket sales for Universal’s “F9” and Disney’s other Marvel film “Black Widow.”

“Fans of ‘Shang-Chi’ are still drawn to the multiplex to see the latest Marvel extravaganza as Disney’s theatrical first strategy continues to deliver major benefits to the film,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore.

“Shang-Chi” was one of the first Disney blockbusters to be released in theaters only during the pandemic. His performance has encouraged the studio to release the rest of its 2021 series exclusively in cinemas.

Globally, “Shang-Chi” has generated $363.4 million, the fourth-highest revenue of 2021.

“The production of the film is a strong statement for how lucrative theatrical exclusivity remains for the industry’s ecosphere, and a signal for what crowd-pleasing films can do as the box office recovery prepares for the next phase that begins with the overflowing slate of October,” said Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at Boxoffice.com.

Disclosure: Comcast is the parent company of NBCUniversal and CNBC. NBCUniversal distributed “F9.”

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