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‘Shang-Chi’ Adds $34 Million at Box Office, ‘Free Guy’

As with final weekend, Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” made up nearly all of field workplace enterprise because it simply stayed at No. 1 with $35.eight million in its second body.

And in one other victory for champions of theatrical exclusivity, “Shang-Chi” now has the next 10-day home whole than “Black Widow” with $145 million home and $257.6 million worldwide. The Scarlett Johansson blockbuster, which was supplied as a $30 premium Disney+ title, had $131 million and a 69% second weekend drop in comparison with 54% for “Shang-Chi.”

“Shang-Chi” isn’t the one method Disney is resuming its domination of the field workplace. In its fifth weekend in theaters, 20th Century Studios’ “Free Guy” has change into the sixth movie to cross the $100 million home mark in 2021. It is the fourth Disney launch and the primary authentic movie to achieve this milestone. Like “Shang-Chi,” the Ryan Reynolds comedy is theatrically unique and opened to only $28.Three million. But robust phrase of mouth has allowed it to leg out exceedingly effectively, grossing $5.eight million this weekend for a $101.eight million whole.

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The success of each these movies is the rationale why Disney has determined to not use the day-and-date choice on any of its remaining movies, asserting on Friday that it’s committing to theatrical exclusivity for the rest of the 12 months. That contains 45-day theatrical home windows for Chloe Zhao’s Marvel movie “Eternals” and Steven Spielberg’s remake of “West Side Story,” together with a 30-day window for Disney Animation’s “Encanto.”

Just behind “Free Guy” is Warner Bros./New Line’s “Malignant,” which opened to $5.5 million from 3,485 screens this weekend. The James Wan horror movie, which can be obtainable on HBO Max, was well-received by critics with a 75% rating on Rotten Tomatoes however tepidly obtained by audiences with a C on CinemaScore and a 49% Rotten Tomatoes viewers rating.

Universal/MGM’s “Candyman” is in fourth with $4.eight million and a $48 million whole after three weekends, and Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” completes the Top 5 with $2.1 million in its seventh weekend and a $109.7 million whole.

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