‘Shang-Chi’ Eclipsing ‘Black Widow’ Today As Highest-Grossing Film During Pandemic At Domestic B.O.

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‘Shang-Chi’ Eclipsing ‘Black Widow’ Today As Highest-Grossing Film During Pandemic At Domestic B.O.
Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings continues to crush any industry doubts about audience’s demand for stateside moviegoing, for as of today, the Destin Daniel Cretton-directed movie will become the highest grossing movie during the 2020-21 pandemic to date, clicking past Disney/Marvel’s Black Widow which stands at $183.4M through yesterday.

Shang-Chi accomplished this feat on a pure theatrical window, versus the controversial day-and-date Disney+ Premier strategy of Black Widow; the studio recently announcing that the Marvel Asian American Superhero feature will be available free to Disney+ subscribers on Nov. 12, Disney+ Day. The success of Shang-Chi at the domestic box office encouraged Disney to stick with a theatrical window release pattern for its remaining titles on its 2021 slate rather than push them to Disney+.

Shang-Chi is just $200K behind Black Widow through Thursday with $183.2M. It won’t be shocking if Shang-Chi
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