- 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