SHANG-CHI Passes $400 Million Worldwide As VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE Already Nears $200 Million
It was a big weekend at the worldwide box office for both Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Venom: Let There Be Carnage, so find the latest numbers for both Marvel movies after the jump...
No Time to Die arrived in North American theaters this weekend (we'll have more on that for you later), but it's also been a big few days for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Venom: Let There Be Carnage. After just 10 days of release, the Venom sequel has earned $143 million. That's higher than Black Widow in the same time-frame and just $1 million less than Shang-Chi.
Now, according to Forbes, Venom: Let There Be Carnage has earned $186 million worldwide. That means it's just days away from hitting $200 million, and while a China release isn't currently planned, there's a good chance Andy Serkis' follow-up will continue to exceed expectations moving forward.
As for Shang-Chi, the Phase 4 release has just hit another benchmark at the global box office with a $400 million haul.
$212.45 million of that comes from North America, and that international cume is not to be sniffed at considering the Marvel Studios movie looks set to skip China. Regardless, Shang-Chi has become the first pandemic era movie to hit $400 million globally without a boost from the Middle Kingdom.
Had the movie been released there, it's entirely feasible it could have earned a good couple of hundred million more. However, past comments from Simu Liu about the country and what many there consider to be offensive stereotypes has seemingly closed the door on that ever happening.
What did you guys decide to watch on the big screen this weekend?