Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is off to an impressive start at the box office. While Disney is reporting an estimated $83.5 for the four-day weekend, industry experts are expecting the film to nab $89.2 million over the holiday weekend.
The latest Marvel Studios entry opened to an estimated $71.4 million for Friday-Sunday. That includes the $29.6 million opening day total, with 37% of that total coming from large-format and/or 3D screens. It is, however, expected to near $90 million as moviegoers continue to hit theaters this holiday weekend. While Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings had a lower opening than Black Widow‘s $80.4 million, the film did beat out the likes of Fast and the Furious 9 and A Quiet Place 2.
“Shattering Labor Day box office records with an origin story new to many fans, Shang-Chi delivers an emphatic statement: people really want to get back to the movies,” said Rich Gelfond, CEO of Imax in a statement released to the press. “It’s clear that great filmmaking plus an exclusive theatrical release is a winning formula at the box office, and this groundbreaking film has successfully launched an exciting new cinematic journey for Marvel and a strong fall blockbuster slate for the industry.”
Internationally, Shang-Chi took in an estimated $56.2 million. Bringing the movie’s opening weekend to a projected $145.4 million, including the four-day estimates.
Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings is in theaters now.