Last weekend, Marvel’s first Asian superhero film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, directed by Denton Daniel Cretton, kicked into the cinema. Simu Liu stars as the title character, supported by Awkwafina and Tony Leung.
Before finally being released on the 3rd of September, the film suffered multiple delays and postponements for fear of underperforming at the box offices, as many movies have over the course of the pandemic. Fans have voiced their concerns that future Marvel films will be delayed if box office revenues continue to disappoint.
However, there seems to be no more cause of worry. It was reported that the movie had made $140 million worldwide at the box office on the opening weekend. The success of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has become a cause for celebration for many.
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