Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu has clapped back at YouTubers who believed the Marvel solo film would be a flop for the studio.
There were quite a few variables going against Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as it entered its opening weekend. For one, the Delta variant is continuing to spread throughout North America, one of Marvel Studios’ biggest markets. Secondly, the film is an original solo project for the studio, the first that they’ve debuted since 2019’s Captain Marvel. The Simu Liu-led film had a lot riding on its shoulders as its success would set the stage for the rest of the year’s theatrical offerings.
Despite a lot of negative nancies trying to bring down Shang-Chi, the film managed to gross over $90 million over Labour Day weekend, shattering pre-pandemic records. In fact, the film was so successful at the box office that Sony decided to move Venom: Let There Be Carnage up by two weeks.
To celebrate Shang-Chi‘s successful weekend and to clap back at the haters, Simu Liu posted a collage of negative YouTube video titles that predicted the Marvel film would be a flop. His caption? A simple “LOL”.
Only time will tell how well Shang-Chi performs over its 45-day theatrical window, but with opening weekend numbers this great, it’s certain that Simu Liu’s Marvel debut will have some legs going into the rest of September.
Here is the synopsis for Simu Liu’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings:
“Simu Liu stars as Shang-Chi in Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings. Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.”
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a script written by David Callaham, the upcoming Marvel film stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh, and Tony Leung. The film is now in cinemas.
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