Marvel Studios returned to India with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings two years after the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film, released on Friday, has collected ₹Rs 3.25 crore net on its first day even though Maharashtra cinemas remained closed.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and said: “#Marvel brings joy to #Indian #BO, once again … #ShangChiAndTheLegendOfTheTenRings – the new superhero movie – has a heroic start … Emerge the first choice of viewers in #India … Biz is expected to grow over the weekend … Fri ₹3.25 cr Nett. #India biz. All versions. #ShangChi “.
In the US, Thursday’s previews for Shang-Chi were lower than for Black Widow. According to Variety, Shang-Chi grossed $ 8.8 million on preview night, compared to $ 13.2 million for Black Widow. But the latest Marvel movie topped F9’s $ 7.1 million opening night collections.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings became the second major film to get a theatrical release in India after BellBottom, following the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Akshay Kumar starred open to a box office collection of ₹2.75 million rupees.
Although Shang-Chi became the first Marvel film to hit theaters in India after the pandemic, the studio released Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow in limited theaters in the US and streamed the film on the Disney + platform. Hotstar in India.
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The Hindustan Times review called the film “Marvel’s best solo film since Black Panther.” Talking about Simu Liu’s performance, the review read: “As an action star and as a dramatic performer, Simu Liu is natural; She possesses all of the qualities Marvel looks for while launching its network for leading men and women: easy charisma, a strong physical presence, and most importantly, an instant relationship. As good as Liu is in his scenes with his father and best friend Katy (Awkwafina), the true indication of his talent comes in a genuinely poignant admission in the third act by Shang-Chi. ”
Shang-Chi becomes the first Marvel movie with an all-Asian cast. While Simu Liu plays the lead role, Shang-Chi also stars Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu, and Ronny Chieng.