Shang-Chi Movie Still Mighty at the Box Office

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are the first Asian superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings successfully dominated the North American box office in its second week since its release on September 3. This film managed to earn revenues of US $ 35.8.
As reported by Variety on Sunday (12/9) United States time, Shang-Chi’s revenue in the second week fell 53 percent compared to the first week. At that time this film managed to pocket US $ 71.4 million.

Even though it has decreased, this achievement is still better than Black Widow, who is also included in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film, starring Scarlett Johansson, has decreased by 70 percent, from US$80 million to US$26 million.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ganzer film stream are the first Asian superheroes in the MCU. Its presence as a representation of Asia is similar to that of Black Panther who is present as a representation of Africa.

Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, believes that from the beginning Shang-Chi received a warm welcome from the audience. Not only because of Shang-Chi, but also because of the supporting characters in the film.

Free Guy pelicula completa is in second place at the North American box office with revenues of US$5.8 million. Followed by Malignant with US $ 5.5 million, Candyman with US $ 4.8 million, and Jungle Cruise with US $ 2.4 million.

Quoting Box Office Mojo, rankings from six to 10 went to PAW Patrol: The Movie with US$2.2 million, Don’t Breathe 2 with US$1.15 million, The Card Counter with US$1.1 million, Show Me the Father with US$700 thousand, and Respect with US$503 thousand.

The film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings seemed to satisfy a number of film critics. As many as 21 of 23 critics compiled by Rotten Tomatoes praised this film.

One of the praises came from Brian Lowry as a critic of CNN. According to him, Shang-Chi is a film that was done smartly in an effort to diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) franchise.

“In addition to quibble, Shang-Chi is a continuation (film) from Marvel that was done smartly in the midst of trying to be more diverse,” said Lowry’s review.

Laura Sirikul as a critic of Empire Magazine also discussed about diversity, namely the representation of Asia. He considered Shang-Chi to be on the right path as a film that represents Asia.

“Despite the problem with speed, this film is very entertaining in the right direction for Asian representation,” Sirikul’s review quotes.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – Plot

Thousands of years ago, Xu Wenwu discovers the ten rings, mystical weapons that grant their user immortality and godly powers. Wenwu establishes the Ten Rings organization, conquering kingdoms and toppling governments throughout history. In 1996, Wenwu begins searching for Ta Lo, a village said to harbor mythical beasts, to expand his power. He travels through a magical forest to the village entrance but is stopped from entering by village guardian Ying Li. The two fall in love, but the villagers reject Wenwu, so Li leaves with him. They have two children, Shang-Chi and Xialing. Wenwu abandons the Ten Rings to be with his family. When Shang-Chi is 7, Li is murdered by Wenwu’s enemies, the Iron Gang. Wenwu once again takes up the rings to massacre the Iron Gang, resumes leadership of his organization, and has Shang-Chi undergo brutal training in martial arts. When Shang-Chi is 14, Wenwu sends him to assassinate the Iron Gang’s leader. After fulfilling his mission, a demoralized Shang-Chi escapes to San Francisco, adopting the name “Shaun”.