Shang-Chi Enjoys Record-Breaking Labor Day Weekend at the Box Office

Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings scored $90 million over the four-day Labor Day holiday weekend, per Deadline. The superhero epic earned $29.6 million on Friday, $23 million on Saturday and dropped just 2% for a better-than-expected $22.7 million Sunday.

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Those totals bested long-standing Labor Day record holder Rob Zombie’s Halloween, which earned $30.6 million in 2007. Shang-Chi’s three-day $71.4 million cume also bested F9’s $70 million over the summer to claim the No. 2 highest opening of the pandemic era, behind fellow Marvel pic Black Widow ($80.3 million).

Internationally, Shang-Chi enjoyed a 4-day $83.5 million bow from 41 markets bringing its worldwide tally to $140 million.

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Elsewhere, Candyman scooped up another $12.8 million over the 4-day weekend ($10.2 million 3-day/-53%) to bring its total to a very respectable $41.3M. While Free Guy pushed its domestic total to $94.3 million after collecting another $11.2M in its fourth weekend.


1.) Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings (Dis) 4,300 theaters Fri $29.6M/Sat $23.2M/Sun $22.7M/Mon $14.5M/3-day $75.5M/4-day $90M/Wk 1

2.) Candyman (Uni) 3,569 theaters Fri $2.8M/Sat $3.9M/Sun $3.4M/Mon $2.58M/3-day $10.2M (-53%)/4-day: $12.8M/Total $41.3M/Wk 2

3.) Free Guy (20th/Dis) 3,885 theaters (-55) Fri $2.1M/Sat $3.2M/Sun $3.4M/Mon $2.45M/3-day $8.78M (-34%)/4-day $11.2M/Total $94.3M/Wk 4

4.) Paw Patrol (Par) 3,004 theaters (-185) Fri $975K/Sat $1.54M/Sun $1.49M/Mon $1.195M/3-day $4M (-40%)/4-day $5.215M/Total $31.5M/Wk 3

5.) Jungle Cruise (Dis) 3,075 (-295) theaters Fri $885K/Sat $1.55M/Sun $1.57M/Mon $1.186M/3-day $4M (-20%)/4-day $5.2M/Total: $106.9M/Wk 6

6.) Don’t Breathe 2 (Sony) 2176 (-527)/Fri $600K/Sat $865K/Sun $785K/Mon $515K/3-day $2.25M (-21%)/4-day $2.765M/Total $28.5M/Wk 4

7.) Respect (UAR) 2,107 (-500) theaters Fri $313K/Sat $464k/Sun $458K/Mon $343k/3-day $1.235M (-45%)/4-day $1.57M/Total $22.2M/Wk 4

8.) The Suicide Squad (WB) 1,561 (-875) theaters/Fri $230K/Sat $355K/Sun $327K/Mon $220K/3-day $912K (-54%)/4-day $1.132M/Total $54.6M/Wk 5

9.) Black Widow (Dis) 750 (-300) theaters Fri $185K/Sat $264K/Sun $263K/Mon $181K/3-day $712K (-9%)/4-day $893K/Total $182.6M/Wk 9

10.) Night House (Sea) 1,020 (-1,220) theaters Fri $140K/Sat $195K/Sun $195K/Mon $144K/3-day $530K (-56%)/4-day $674K/Total $6.4M/Wk 3


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