Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the first film since Bad Boys For Life in February 2020 To Cross $200 Million At US Box Office
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the first film to cross $200 million at the domestic box office since February 2020 when Bad Boys For Life hit theaters. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the latest entry from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is currently in the early stages of Phase Four. Starring Simu Liu, Tony Leung, Awkwafina, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Yeoh and Meng’er Zhang, the film has enjoyed a successful, theatrical-only release after Disney reversed their strategy to release their films day-and-date in theaters and on Premier Access via Disney+.
In contrast, the last MCU film, Black Widow, was released in theaters and on Premier Access, which many feel effected its overall box-office performance. Star Scarlett Johansson sued Disney for the move, which presumably cost her tens of millions of dollars, and recently settled her lawsuit with the company. Disney has since altered their release strategy and back-end deals to adapt to the post-pandemic environment, even as the box office seems poised to bounce back, even if in a shortened theatrical window.