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Box Office Milestone: ‘Shang-Chi’ Is First Pic of Pandemic Era to Cross $200M Domestically

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has scored another needed win for the theatrical experience. On Thursday, the Marvel Studios and Disney superhero movie became the first title of the pandemic era to cross $200 million at the North American box office. Shang-Chi received an exclusive theatrical release versus launching simultaneously on the […]

Box Office: ‘Shang-Chi’ Remains No. 1 in Its Third Weekend

For a third weekend in a row, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has battled its way to the top of the box office. The superhero stand-alone earned $21.7 million at the domestic box office from 4,070 theaters, dropping 37 percent, bringing its total North American ticket sales to $176.9 million. The PG-13 […]

Box Office: ‘Shang-Chi’ Remains No. 1 With $35.8M

Shang-Chi remained atop the box office charts in its second weekend with a domestic haul of $35.8 million. The superhero stand-alone, which is playing in 4,300 theaters, has a cume-to-date of $145.6 million. The PG-13 movie, which boasts an A CinemaScore, stars Simu Liu as Marvel’s newest hero and is the studio’s first to center […]

Destin Daniel Cretton on ‘Shang-Chi’ and That Post-Credit Scene Cameo

[The following interview contains spoilers for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.] Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was quite the foray into blockbuster filmmaking for writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton. Shortly after he directed a scene from the hospital room of his newborn baby, Cretton went into self-isolation due to a […]

‘Shang Chi’ Production Designer Explains Look of the ‘Ten Rings’ In THR’s ‘Behind the Screen’

Production designer Sue Chan discusses her work on Disney/Marvel’s Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — her first movie for the MCU — in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Behind the Screen. Among the topics, she talks about influences such as Jackie Chan movies. “Jackie Chan’s work was always at […]

‘Shang-Chi’ Star Simu Liu Shares Life-Changing Phone Call with Kevin Feige

In December 2018, Simu Liu let the universe know that he wanted to play Shang-Chi, the eponymous superhero in Marvel Studios’ first Asian-led blockbuster, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Well, seven months later, Liu was officially cast as Shaun/Shang-Chi, but as it turned out, the widely shared tweet had nothing to do […]

‘Shang-Chi’ Star Awkwafina on Her Key Role During Casting of Simu Liu’s Superhero

While Awkwafina is certainly no stranger to franchise movies, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings provided the New York-born multi-hyphenate with the rare opportunity to lead a chemistry read. And it wasn’t just any chemistry read as the proceeding would ultimately cast the star of Marvel Studios’ first Asian-led superhero movie. Director Destin […]