Shang-Chi made its debut in theatres this Labor Day weekend and has managed to rake in an impressive $71.4 million USD on its domestic opening.
The movie now sits among Marvel’s top 30 biggest box office openers and has even gone on to break labour day records which are usually described as ‘sluggish’.
So how did Shang-Chi rank compared to other Marvel Movies’ box office opening weekends?
As part of their Movie Production Companies Report, the broadband team at Uswitch have crunched the numbers to reveal that Shang-Chi has managed to rank in 30th place for Marvel box office opening weekend figures, despite the pandemic.
Shang-Chi made $71 million over Labor Day weekend, and the movie has snagged a spot above past Marvel blockbusters Captain America: The First Avenger and Antman that both made under $66 million for their box office debut.
It has even surpassed the most recent Labour Day record holder, Halloween, back in 2007 that grossed $30.6 million during its opening weekend.
Here is how Marvel’s other movies ranked for their box office debut:
|2||Avengers: Infinity War||257,698,183|
|5||Avengers: Age of Ultron||191,271,109|
|6||Captain America: Civil War||179,139,142|
|7||Iron Man 3||174,144,585|
|10||Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2||146,510,104|
|12||Iron Man 2||128,122,480|
|18||Captain America: The Winter Soldier||95,023,721|
|19||Guardians of the Galaxy||94,320,883|
|20||Spider-Man: Far From Home||92,579,212|
|21||The Amazing Spider-Man 2||91,608,337|
|24||Thor: The Dark World||85,737,841|
|26||X-Men Origins: Wolverine||85,058,003|
|29||Ant-Man and the Wasp||75,812,205|
|30||Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings||71,400,000|
A new study by Uswitch.com, the comparison and switching service, has revealed Marvel Studios as the most profitable Hollywood production company.
The study gathered data, from The Numbers, on over 700 movies from Hollywood’s most profitable film companies, which included box office sales, director names, genres, and IMDb rating of their biggest films of all time.
Most profitable production companies:
|Rank||Production Company||Avg. ProductionBudget (£)||Avg. WorldwideBox Office (£)||Avg. Profit (£, Box Office – Budget) /10||Avg. IMDb Rating /10)||Score /20|
|3||Walt Disney Pictures||122,494,829||465,982,607||8.7||7.0||15.7|
|10||20th Century Fox||67,529,626||323,972,075||5.7||6.8||12.5|
|14||New Line Cinema||45,813,945||209,949,977||2.5||6.5||9.0|
|16||Village Roadshow Productions||63,333,798||190,352,976||1.2||6.5||7.7|
With an average profit of £382,252,969 and an average IMDb score of 6.9/10 per film, Marvel Studios scored 16.9/20 on the Index, beating Disney-Pixar’s 16.5/20.
The Marvel films, most of which feature on Disney’s streaming network, Disney+, have also been pivotal to its success and opening up the service to a wider audience.
The study, which also analyzed which directors made their production companies the biggest return on investment, found that the directors responsible for Gone With the Wind: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, and Sam Wood, made the biggest gross profits.