Los Angeles, September 25, 2021 - It took just three weeks for "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" to reach "Black Widow's" lifetime domestic box office numbers and a few more hours to cross it. There were a lot of doubts about the audience visiting theaters amid the pandemic, and "Shang-Chi" blown away those doubts and becomes the biggest domestic blockbuster.
The Destin Daniel Cretton-directed superhero movie has completed its 4th weekend in the domestic market and its total collection stands at $196.5 million, after collecting another $13 million in the 4th weekend. The Simu Liu fronted pic had officially crossed its fellow Marvel movie "Black Widow's" $184.4M domestic cum on Friday and became the highest grosser Hollywood pic in North America during the 18-months of the pandemic era.
Universal Pictures' "Fast & Furious 9 (F9)" remains the third highest-grossing movie at the domestic B.O. during the pandemic with $172.1M. However, globally, it is the top grosser Hollywood film with $716M. Warner Bros./Legendary's "Godzilla vs. Kong" is at number two with $467M globally, then Black Widow with $378.7M WW, and Shang-Chi with well over $360M around the globe.
"Shang-Chi's" lifetime domestic box office projection is around $225 million. It has already crossed the domestic box office collection of previous Marvel movies such as Captain America ($176 million in 2011), Ant-Man ($180 million in 2015), and Thor ($181 million in 2011) along with The Incredible Hulk ($132 million in 2008). It is well on track to become the first Hollywood pic to reach $200 million domestic cum for the first time since early 2020.
Meanwhile, the Telugu movie Love Story
starring Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi kicked off to an outstanding start in the USA on Thursday. The Sekhar Kammula-directed earned a strong approx $620K (INR 4.60 crores) from 225 theaters in the USA in the first two days.