- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings– $21.7M/$176.8M
Only three films in 2021 have held the top spot for three weeks in a row, and Shang-Chi is one of them. Marvel’s latest held on with another $21.7M, giving it nearly $177M domestic. More impressive is the global haul of $320M, making it one of the year’s top earners. It’s still $57M short of Black Widow‘s final numbers but could end up having much longer staying power.
2. Free Guy– $5.2M/$108.5M
3. Cry Macho (review)- $4.5M
Clint Eastwood’s Cry Macho opened with just $4.5M, which is on the low end for films featuring the legendary actor/filmmaker in front of the camera. But then, I have no idea what the expectations for this might’ve been. Surely, Warner Bros. couldn’t have expected much from the slow-moving drama about an aging rodeo star who escorts a troubled boy out of Mexico. Promos offered little in the way of action, and the film opened simultaneously on HBO Max.
4. Candyman– $3.5M/$53.1M
5. Malignant– $2.6M/$9.8M
6. Copshop (review)- $2.3M
Joe Carnahan’s crime flick Copshop opened in a surprisingly robust 3005 theaters, but only managed to earn $2.3M. That’s not a great number, especially for an action movie led by Gerard Butler who is generally a pretty reliable box office draw. Maybe he needs to be rescuing the President or saving the planet for people to care?
7. Jungle Cruise– $2M/$112.5M
8. PAW Patrol: The Movie– $1.75M/$37.1M
9. The Eyes of Tammy Faye (review)- $675K
While there has been Oscar buzz surrounding Jessica Chastain in The Eyes of Tammy Faye, it didn’t translate to people buying tickets. The Michael Showalter-directed satire stars Chastain and Andrew Garfield as scandal-plagued televangelists Tammy Faye Bakker and Jim Bakker. It remains to be seen if a poor showing will kill Chastain’s Oscar hopes.
10. Don’t Breathe 2– $665K/$31.3M