By Stephen Ippolito | September 12th, 2021
Marvel Studios’ second film released this year, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, continues to shine at the box office. During its second weekend, the Simu Liu-led film managed to bring in an impressive $35.7M in North America. Overall the film has now brought in $143.9M domestically.
Compared to Marvel’s first film released this year, Black Widow ($26.3M, 68%), Shang-Chi’s earnings only dropped 53% in its second weekend. However, Black Widow did have the disadvantage of also being available on Disney+ Premier Access.
Overseas, Shang-Chi has brought in $112M to date, giving it a overall global total of $256M. At this point in its run, Black Widow had brought in $264M.
On Friday, it was reported that the Chinese Government was not likely to grant the film a release in its country. Given that Marvel movies generally do great in the Middle Kingdom, this will undoubtedly hurt its overall global total.