US box office: Shang-Chi remains in the lead, Clint Eastwood’s Cry Macho starts badly

A week after Malignant, by James Wan, a new Warner Bros film starts in third place. (Source: Le Film Français)

For its third weekend of operation, Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings rest at the top of the American ranking thanks to an additional $ 21.7 million, or 176.9 million collected in just over 4,000 theaters. Another 7 small millions and Marvel’s new super-movie will have beaten Black widow. It must be said that unlike this solo film carried by Scarlett Johansson, this blockbuster with Simu Liu is released only in the cinema, and not in parallel on Disney Plus, which potentially increases its revenue and limits piracy. In all, Shang-Chi reached $ 320 million worldwide, becoming the third biggest hit of the year behind.

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Free Guy, the comedy with Ryan Reynolds, remains in second place thanks to 5.2 million greenbacks, which pushes its total to 108 million in the United States alone. Another great success for 20th Century Fox and Disney.

Like last week, a novelty of the Warner Bros. starts in third position. After Malignant, from James Wan, who started less well than expected and fell to fifth place this weekend, it’s Cry Macho, by Clint Eastwood, who disappoints with only $ 4.5 million raised in 3,967 theaters. The studio parallel released it to the big screen and streamed on HBO Max, unlike Dune, which will be offered only in theaters from October 22, after being already released in Europe (where it works very well). Note that the filmmaker’s latest film, The Case Richard Jewell, had a similar score in December 2019, before the Covid-19 pandemic and the implementation of the studio’s controversial exit strategy: it had collected 4.7 million dollars on its first weekend (facing Jumanji 2 and Frozen 2), then 22 million in all.

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In fourth position, the horror film Candyman wins an additional 3.5 million greenbacks for 2,820 screens, bringing its US total to 53.1 million.

Here is the American box office for the weekend of September 17 to 19, 2021:

US soundtrack: Shang-Chi remains in the lead, Clint Eastwood's Cry Macho starts badly
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