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US Box Office Figures 3rd - 5th September 2021: Shang-Chi gets best Labour day opening weekend ever as it tops the US box office with $71 Million

Robert Hyde

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Marvel unleashed their new movie and character to the MCU this weekend with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings which not only opened at the top of the US box office but also got the top opening Labour Day weekend gross.

The Anticipation for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was so high that no other film opened at the US box office this weekend.

US box office QuickView

  • Number 1 - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (1st weekend)
  • Highest debut - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (@1)
  • Longest run - Black Widow (9 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Black Widow ($182.5 Mil)

US box office top 5 breakdown weekend 3rd - 5th September 2021.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Considering the world is still in the grips of a global pandemic and people are still nervious about going back to the cinema for a movie to get the best opening Labour Day weekend ever is quite comething, but the new movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has done just that.

The second movie in the MCU phase 4 series of movies opened to $71.4 Million, which is not as high as Black Widow's $80 Million but it is the second highest of the pandemic era.

Black Widow dropped quite fast and seemed to get upfront audience of people wanting to see the movie, good word of mouth with drive this movie forward and with a slow upcoming calendar of releases we could see this movie's gross climb to the highest of the year.

The movie has already broken into the top 10 movies of 2021 and after its debut release is number 9.


Last weekends top movie falls to number 2 this week as the horror remake/sequel takes $10.5 Million on its second weekend, a large but expected 53% drop over last weekend.

This takes the movies total US gross to $39 Million over its 2 weekends of release.

Free Guy

The smash hit number 1 movie falls to number 3 this weekend with a gross of $8.7 Million, another slim drop over last weekend of just 36%.

The movie has been on the box office for 4 weekends now and has taken $91.8 Million over that time and is the sixth top movie of 2021.

The Paw Patrol Movie

The Paw Patrol Movie

THe children's favourite falls to number 4 this weekend with $4 Million, a 40% drop, giving the movie a total US gross of $30.3 Million over 3 weeks of release.

Jungle Cruise

Disney's action adventure movie falls to number 5 this weekend with $3.9 Million, a very slim 21% drop over last weekend.

This gives the Dwayne Johnson starring movie a total gross of $105.6 Million over its 6 weeks of release and its the 4th top movie of 2021.

This weeks top 10 US Box Office films

  1. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - $71,400,000
  2. Candyman - $10,550,000
  3. Free Guy - $8,719,000
  4. The Paw Patrol Movie - $4,000,000
  5. Jungle Cruise - $3,950,000
  6. Don't Breathe 2 - $2,210,000
  7. Respect - $1,264,000
  8. The Suicide Squad - $905,000
  9. Black Widow - $748,000
  10. The Night House - $552,000
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