The days of blockbusters generating more than $1 billion globally have come to an end as a result of the pandemic, although movies have begun to rebound in recent months. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was released last month to acclaim, and it appears that it is performing well at the box office as well.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the first pandemic-era picture to gross more than $200 million in North America, according to THR. Once upon a time, that sum would not have been newsworthy, but here we are. This puts it ahead of fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Widow, which took in $183.6 million in the United States earlier this summer. Shang-Chi has also been at the top of the box office for four weekends in a row, with a worldwide gross of $367.2 million.
Nothing has been formally declared as of yet, but it’s evident that Shang-Chi isn’t going anywhere (Simu Liu). The ending of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings should give spectators a “pretty clear direction on, at least, how significant and important and how directly Shang-Chi is entering into this world,” according to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. Feige compared it to Marvel’s first post-credit scene, which debuted more than a decade ago in Iron Man.
“We’re reminded of Nick Fury’s line in Iron Man 2’s tag, ‘You’re part of a wider universe, you just don’t know it yet,’ when he tells Tony Stark, ‘You’re part of a bigger universe, you just don’t know it yet.’ And, without giving anything away, Shang has a similar experience near the end of the film.”
On November 12th, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be available to stream on Disney+, and the film will also be released on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD on November 30th.