(AFP) – The Marvel superhero film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” retained the lead at the North American box office for one fourth consecutive week, according to provisional figures published on Sunday by the specialist firm Exhibitor Relations.
The latest addition to the subsidiary of the entertainment giant Disney, “Shang-Chi” can boast to have garnered nearly 10, $ 3 million in revenue from Friday to Sunday, and more than 196 million since its release on September 3 in the United States.
The film, which is set in an imaginary China mixing gigantic creatures, mysticism and kung fu , is the first of Marvel Studios to have an Asian director (Destin Daniel Cretton) and a cast also dominated by Asian stars, led by Chinese Canadian Simu Liu.
The second place in the standings is occupied by a new entrant, “Dear Evan Hansen”. This dramatic musical features Evan, a high school student suffering from social anxiety whose life is turned upside down after the suicide of one of his classmates.
For his first week From exploitation, the film grossed $ 7.6 million.
Rather complex creation around suicide, adolescence and social norms, “Dear Evan Hansen “, was originally a musical brought to the stage in 2015.
Ben Platt, who played Evan Hansen in the musical of 2015, resumes its role on the big screen, at 13 years, four years later receiving the trophy for Best Actor in a Musical at the Tony Awards.
The action comedy “Free Guy” fell to third place in the charts for its seventh week on screens with $ 4.1 million, for just over 114 million since its release.
The horror film “Candyman” has remained stable in fourth place for its fifth week in theaters. The Universal-produced remake of 1992 raked in $ 2.5 million (56 , 8 million since its release).
For its second week of operation “Cry Macho”, the latest opus directed by Clint Eastwood, dropped from third to fifth place with $ 2.1 million.
The American actor of 56 returns to the westerns that made his glory and embodies a former rodeo champion, Mike Milo, in charge of a last mission.
Here is the rest of the top 10:
6 – “Jungle Cruise” ($ 1.7 million)
7 – “Malignant” (1.5 million)
8 – “Copshop” (1.3 million)
9 – “Paw Patrol – The movie” (1.1 million)
10 – “In the eyes of Tammy Faye” (0.6 million)