Marvel Studio’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is going to officially release in India on 3rd September in different languages such as English, Hindi, Telugu, and Kannada. It is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. The script was written by Cretton along with Dave Callaham and Andrew Lanham. It is the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Simu Liu is portraying the role of titular China-born superhero. The character will be the first Asian superhero in MCU.
He is also called the Master of Kung Fu, he was brought up as a master of martial arts by his father. Tony Leung essays the role of the Mandarin, the real one this time, and Shang-Chi’s father, who is the head of Ten Rings terrorist organization.
The film stars Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, and Michelle Yeoh. Daniel Cretton has penned the screenplay with Dave Callaham and Andrew Lanham from a story by himself and Callaham.
The decision of releasing the latest MCU film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings only in the theatres by Disney has seemed to be paid rich dividends at the box office. Headlined by Simu Liu, Shang-Chi is the first MCU film featuring an Asian superhero. As per Forbes, the Destin Cretton directorial has crossed the $250 million marks at the box office globally, which seems to be quite impressive for a pandemic release.
Here we present the trailer:-
Initially, the film has opened up his box office account with a sum of $83.5 million in the domestic (North American) box office and almost $140 million at the worldwide box office. In India, the film’s total collection till now as per trade analyst Taran Adarsh is about Rs 19.56.
Adarsh has tweeted “#ShangChiAndTheLegendOfTheTenRings maintained steady numbers in Weekend 2… Biz grew substantially on [second] Sat and Sun… [Week 2] Fri 1.10 cr, Sat 1.43 cr, Sun 1.75 cr. Total: ₹ 19.56 cr Nett BOC. #India biz. All versions… #ShangChi ₹ 23.28 cr Gross BOC”.
In the film, we have seen the superhero would come face to face with his father Wenwu, who has wanted to take his place in his terrorist organization Ten Rings. Rob Zombie’s Halloween record has been smashed by Shang-Chi for the Labor Day opening weekend. The 2007 film had collected $30.6 million over four days.
The movie’s box office performance has not been affected by newer contenders like James Wan’s Malignant, which opened to a paltry $5.57 million in North America.
The movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was supposed to be the Asian Black Panther as expected by the fans. The gate has opened the gates to Asian pride and has denoted a new form of storytelling, for its people and the region. Especially in 2021, the film has become a real game-changer after the Covid-19 pandemic, when hate crime against Asians is at an all-time high but sadly, it only scratches the surface and adopts peripheral nods to acknowledge Asians culture and thought.