The film, which premiered earlier this month, is now the highest-grossing film of 2021 so far. It’s also set the record for films released during the pandemic era. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 delta variant, the movie hit $196.5 million domestically and $363.4 million globally — topping former frontrunner Black Widow.
Unlike Black Widow, the film got an exclusive theater release before launching on Disney +. Shang-Chi has also beat Broadway musical-turned-film Dear Evan Hansen, which made $7.5 million at the North American box office this weekend.
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