The new film in the franchise does almost half as good as Black Widow.
With $ 160 million in the International Box Office at the moment, Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings is considered an unexpected success for Disney. But it is clear that in France, the last Marvel will have a little trouble doing as hard as its predecessors.
For its first week of theatrical exploitation, Shang-Chi ends at just under 500,000 entries (exactly 481,173). A very good score, in absolute terms. But the kung fu movie still does half as good as Black widow, which titillated the million spectators at the same time (910 000 entries), last July … at a time of school holidays and without health pass, let us specify it.
Behind the MCU blockbuster, it’s the French thriller North Bac, with Gilles Lellouche, François Civil and Karim Leklou, who holds the rope, attracting another 307,006 curious in the rooms for its third week. That is 1.20 million admissions in total since its release.
On the third step of the podium, we find the new feel good comedy by Kad Merad. A triumph is a failure, since in 546 cinemas (i.e. more screens than Shang-Chi), the film gathered only 143,968 curious for its first week of exploitation …
We will finally note in this French Box Office that Kaamelott continues to sell tickets. Alexandre Astier’s film even passed the 2.5 million admissions mark, further securing its place as No. 1 in theaters in 2021 in France (ahead of Fast and Furious 9).