Box Office Marvel: Shang-Chi's Second Weekend is The Strongest Since The Rise of Skywalker

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It what appears to be a major sign of life at the box office, Shang-Chi has once again toppled all competitors. With no real major studio films opening this weekend, the Marvel film has spent a second week as the top contender and has now been the highest second weekend gross since 2019's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. This is a great success for Disney as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is now looks to be their biggest film of 2021 and will definitely spawn a sequel. Due to a great response from audiences and critics along with general audiences turning out in droves for the film, the end of summer box office seems to be doing very well despite the continued pandemic and related safety concerns. 

Per Forbes weekend report, Shang-Chi has grossed another $34.1 million which brings its domestic take to $143.9 million over the course of just two weekends, one of which was the Labor Day holiday which always helps numbers. The Rise of Skywalker took in $77 million over its second weekend in December of 2019, but that's a long established series that was going to do great numbers no matter what. As the first Asian led Marvel movie, Shang-Chi is getting a great return on investment and also shows that audiences want diversity in their characters. 

Shang-Chi has now made over $256 million globally. After the drop-off of Black Widow in its second weekend, the folks over at Disney must feel way better.