Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” set a new Labor Day record by hauling in $90 million over the four-day weekend, according to industry estimates released Monday.
The previous record was held by 2007’s “Halloween,” which earned $30.6 million over the four days, Comscore reported.
“Shang-Chi” also had the second-best three-day weekend total of the pandemic era, grossing $75.5 million Friday through Sunday at theaters in the United States and Canada. That trails only “Black Widow” — another Marvel film — which grossed $80 million when it opened in July. “Black Widow” was made available for an added fee on the Disney+ streaming service at the time of its theatrical release, while “Shang-Chi” is only playing in theaters.
The martial arts superhero saga stars Simu Liu in the title role, and also features Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley and Tony Leung.
Universal’s “Candyman” was second with $13.4 million Friday through Monday, one week after opening in the No. 1 spot with $22.3 million.
“Free Guy” — which also opened at the top of the box office three weeks ago — was third with $11.2 million.
“Jungle Cruise” and “Paw Patrol: The Movie” were next with $5.2 million each.
Rounding out the top 10 domestic releases, as estimated by Comscore, were “Don’t Breathe 2” ($2.7 million), “Respect” ($1.6 million), “The Suicide Squad” ($1.1 million), “Black Widow” ($893,000) and “The Night House” ($674,000).
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