By Mallory Burton
Marvel Studios' "Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings" stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. The film also stars Tony Leung as Wenwu, Awkwafina as Shang-Chi's friend Katy and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, as well as Fala Chen, Meng'er Zhang, Florian Munteanu and Ronny Chieng.
Shang-Chi hit box office records with a gross of $35.8 million the weekend of September 12th. Also, with a little boost thanks to Labor Day weekend, Shang-Chi became the 102nd film to gross over $100 million in its first five days. It was also the first film to do it during the pandemic. After 10 days, that puts Shang-Chi’s total at $145. 6 million. No film with $140 million in the bank in that stretch has ever failed to hit $200 million.
Shang-Chi is now setting the lines for the forthcoming potential hits that will remain exclusive to theaters, such as Let There Be Carnage, the Venom sequel, and Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Disney also took the step to assure theaters this week that they are committed to their partnership going forward with their live-action lineup.