Box Office: ‘Shang-Chi’ Remains On Top Another Week As ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Opens To Weak $7.5M

  1. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings– $12.8M/$196.5M

Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings continued its dominance for another week, earning $12.8M and an easy win over Dear Evan Hansen. As predicted, Marvel’s first exclusively theatrical effort in two years also became the top-grossing domestic release of the year with $196.5M.

2. Dear Evan Hansen (review)- $7.5M

The tears were flowing for Dear Evan Hansen in its opening weekend. Opening at just $7.5M is not a good look for Universal’s anticipated adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, which returns star Ben Platt to the role he helped make famous. Reviews weren’t great, and I think there isn’t a mood for musicals at the moment if we take In the Heights and Cats into the equation. Sorta makes me wonder what the future holds for West Side Story.

3. Free Guy– $4.1M/$114.1M

4. Candyman– $2.5M/$56.8M

5. Cry Macho– $2.1M/$8.4M

6. Jungle Cruise– $1.7M/$114.9M

7. Malignant– $1.4M/$12.3M

8. Copshop– $1.3M/$4.5M

9. PAW Patrol– $1.1M/$38.7M

10. Love Story– $971K

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.