Will ‘Venom’ and ‘No Time to Die’ Inject the Box Office With Much-Needed Momentum?

Will ‘Venom’ and ‘No Time to Die’ Inject the Box Office With Much-Needed Momentum?
For the past three weekends, Disney’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” has dominated the domestic box office with relative ease. The Marvel superhero adventure, which broke ground as the studio’s first comic book adventure to spotlight an Asian star, has been an exciting coda to a mercurial summer, at least, when it comes to movie theater attendance.

Indeed, “Shang-Chi” has done its part to inspire audiences to get off the couch and go see the latest blockbuster at their local theater. Since debuting over Labor Day weekend, the film has generated $176 million — the second-best result of the pandemic — and looks to become the first domestic release to cross $200 million in ticket sales since the onset of Covid-19.

Why has “Shang-Chi” enjoyed virtually free reign over box office charts? That’s because there hasn’t been a new movie that’s had a real shot at taking the baton.
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