Por Ellise Shafer
LOS ANGELES, USA, Sep 19 (Variety.com) – Disney dominated the US box office this weekend.
In its third opening weekend, Marvel and Disney’s “Shang-Chi” will remain at No. 1 with an estimated gross of $ 20 million to $ 22 million. Thus, the total in the country would amount to a considerable 175 million or 177 million dollars.
The superhero adventure directed by Simu Liu grossed $ 5.8 million in 4,070 theaters on Friday. It won’t be long until “Shang-Chi” overtakes her fellow Marvel “Black Widow,” who has made $ 183 million so far.
Meanwhile, the box office hit “Free Guy” – produced by 20th Century Studios and distributed by Disney – is expected to rise again to number two in its sixth week of release.
Despite the new releases, “Free Guy” has maintained interest since its debut, with the first two weekends at number one and in the top five since then.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, the sci-fi comedy grossed $ 1.3 million in 3,288 theaters on Friday. “Free Guy” is estimated to add another $ 4.9 million over the weekend, bringing it to $ 108.3 million.
Clint Eastwood’s new film “Cry Macho” from Warner Bros. is expected to debut at No. 3, having grossed $ 1.59 million in 3,967 theaters on Friday.
Universal’s horror movie “Candyman” should enter No. 4 with an estimated three-day gross of $ 3.47 million, taking its earnings to $ 53 million in its fourth week.