Shang-Chi Rules Domestic Box Office, Dune Shines Overseas

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings continues to dominate the domestic box office with a stellar $21.7 million (-37%) in its third weekend. That tally places the Marvel blockbuster as the second-best third weekend for a September release right behind Warner Bros.’ It, which grossed $29.75 million back in 2017.

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To date, Shang-Chi has collected $176.9 million domestically, where it ranks just behind Black Widow ($183.2 million) as the second-highest-grossing Hollywood pandemic release. Worldwide, the pic has earned an impressive $320 million — including $21.8 million from the UK, $12.6 million from Korea, $9.2 million from France, $7.6 million from Russia, and $7 million from Japan.

Meanwhile, Free Guy earned another $5.2 million in its sixth weekend, raising its domestic tally to $108.6 million. Worldwide, the Disney pic has grossed $189.7 million, mostly thanks to China where audiences have shelled out $85.6 million.

The other big news is Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, which bowed in 24 international markets and collected a better-than-expected $36.8 million. Comparatively, the sci-fi actioner is tracking 4% ahead of Tenet, 33% ahead of Black Widow, 52% ahead of Blade Runner 2049, 58% above Shang-Chi, and 80% of Godzilla vs. Kong. The pic earned $3.6 million from 142 IMAX screens, where it features over an hour of expanded aspect ratio.

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1.) Shang-Chi (Dis) 4,070 (-230) theaters Fri $5.8M (-40%)/Sat $9.8M/Sun $6.1M/3-day $21.7M (-37%), Total: $176.9M/Wk 3

2.) Free Guy (20th) 3,288 theaters (-377)/Fri $1.33M (-10%)/Sat $2.4M/Sun $1.47M/3-day $5.2M (-10%)/Total $108.6M/Wk 6

3.) Cry Macho (WB) 3,967 theaters/Fri $1.6M/Sat $1.7M/Sun $1.2M/3-day $4.5M/Wk 1

4.) Candyman (Uni) 2,820 (-459) theaters/Fri $1.03M (-26%)/Sat $1.59M/Sun $880K/3-day $3.5M (-26%)/Total $53.1M/Wk 4

5.) Malignant (NL) 3,485 theaters Fri $835K (-58%)/Sat $1.19M/Sun $655K/3-day $2.68M (-51%)/Total: $9.8M/Wk 2

6.) Copshop (Open Road) 3,005 theaters/Fri $950K/Sat $850K/Sun $510K/3-day $2.31M/Wk 1

7.) Jungle Cruise (Dis) 2,265 theaters (-500)/Fri $487K (-13%)/Sat $1M/Sun $558K/3-day $2.09M (-11%)/Total $112.6M/Wk 8

8.) Paw Patrol (Par) 2,269 (-551) theaters/Fri $375K (-23%)/Sat $810K/Sun $565K/3-day $1.75M (-24%)/Total $37.1M/Wk 5

9) The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Sea) 450 theaters/Fri $250K/Sat $245K/Sun $180K/3-day $675K/Wk 1

10.) Don’t Breathe 2 (Sony) 1,003 (-705) theaters, Fri $185K (-44%)/Sat $310K/Sun $170K/3-day $665K (-42%)/Total:$31.3M/ Wk 6


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