Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Follow Up: Punching Through Record


Graphic by Viviana Munoz

Savannah Searcy, Social Media Editor

   As of September 3rd, Marvel’s newest movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has officially hit theaters.

   Despite the steady uproar from fans prior to the film about how Marvel’s new movie was not receiving as much attention and promotion as its previous films, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has broken records, accumulating about $71.4 million at theaters in the U.S. just between the Friday and Sunday of its release.

   When asked about his experience seeing Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in theaters, junior Michael Ottati says that it was incredibly exciting, and many people came out to watch and support the movie.

   “It was super packed, like every single seat was filled up,” Michael says. “I went to the AMC theater and I was actually in the Dolby Seating Room, one of the bigger theaters.”

   “Everyone seemed excited, and there were people coming in mid-movie to watch it,” Michael says. “I know a lot of people who saw it and [Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings] kept getting recommended to me by a lot of my friends. They would say ‘Oh, I’m going to go watch it today for the second time,’ and I was like ‘Wow, that’s crazy. I have to watch it.”

   Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has generally seemed to be a big hit for everyone who has seen it. “I loved it,” says Michael. According to him, the movie was funny, had amazing action filled scenes, and was overall a “really great movie.”

   “I would really recommend it. 100 percent, you should go watch it,” Michael advises.

   Because the movie was released during Labor Day weekend, it was expected that the movie wouldn’t receive too much attention. However, that was the complete opposite case for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

   The new Marvel film has surpassed the previous record set by a movie over Labor Day weekend by a good amount, well over doubling it.

   “I’m super excited about the records it broke,” says Michael. “It’s even better that it’s the first Marvel movie that has an Asian-American actor playing the lead role. The whole thing is very impressive.”

   Senior Brianna Lind also says that she was ecstatic to see that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings “did as well as it did.”

   “I was surprised it broke that many records because leading up to the movie being released, Marvel didn’t promote it as much,” Brianna says. “However, I really enjoyed the movie and I think it’s one of Marvel’s better origin movies,” Brianna expresses

   Despite fans calling out Marvel for their ‘lack of promotion’ of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, many showed up and showed out in theaters September 3rd and over Labor Day weekend to support the new film.

   Now having earned more than $90 million, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has proven to be a major record-breaking, successful, and entertaining film for Marvel fans everywhere.