It appears that Marvel will stay master of the box office for the fourth week in a row as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings pulls in $3.6 million on Friday and is estimated to make $12.8 million over the three-day weekend, keeping it in the top slot again. The film has already surpassed Black Widow’s $186.7 million domestic total according to Deadline and should finish the weekend with a running total of $196 million.
It’s only real new contender, Dear Evan Hansen, is having a rough time taking in only $3.3 million on Friday and estimated weekend take of $7.3 million, putting it solidly at second in the box office charts. This is likely the final weekend for Shang-Chi in the lead with Venom: Let There Be Carnage opening up on October 1st.
Denis Villeneuve’s Dune won’t reach North American theaters until the end of October, it is exceeding expectations overseas. As of this writing, the big screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic is sitting at $76.2 million and still has many overseas markets left to debut in, which includes Japan, the U.K., and Korea by mid-October. Expectations are high for Villeneuve’s take on the iconic source material and reviews have been mixed thus far. However, they haven’t seemed to affect the overseas box office numbers.
Check out the rest of this weekend’s box office rankings.
• 1. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – $13.2 Million
• 2. Dear Evan Hansen – $7.5 Million
• 3. Free Guy – $4.1 Million
• 4. Candyman – $2.5 Million
• 5. Cry Macho – $2.1 Million
• 6. Jungle Cruise – $1.7 Million
• 7. Malignant – $1.5 Million
• 8. CopShop – $1.2 Million
• 9. Paw Patrol: The Movie – $1.1 Million
• 10. The Eyes of Tammy Faye – $621K